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go out in the street to protest

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
go for something, take one's chances
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
take credit for another person's accomplishment
get drunk or take drugs; get high
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
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      vb   , takes, taking, took, taken   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to gain possession of (something) by force or effort  
2    to appropriate or steal  
to take other people's belongings     
3    to receive or accept into a relationship with oneself  
to take a wife     
4    to pay for or buy  
5    to rent or lease  
to take a flat in town     
6    to receive or obtain by regular payment  
we take a newspaper every day     
7    to obtain by competing for; win  
to take first prize     
8    to obtain or derive from a source  
he took his good manners from his older brother     
9    to assume the obligations of  
to take office     
10    to endure, esp. with fortitude  
to take punishment     
11    to adopt as a symbol of duty, obligation, etc.  
to take the veil     
12    to receive or react to in a specified way  
she took the news very well     
13    to adopt as one's own  
to take someone's part in a quarrel     
14    to receive and make use of  
to take advice     
15    to receive into the body, as by eating, inhaling, etc.  
to take a breath     
16    to eat, drink, etc., esp. habitually  
to take sugar in one's tea     
17    to have or be engaged in for one's benefit or use  
to take a rest     
18    to work at or study  
to take economics at college     
19    to make, do, or perform (an action)  
to take a leap     
20    to make use of  
to take an opportunity     
21    to put into effect; adopt  
to take measures     
22    also intr   to make a photograph of or admit of being photographed  
23    to act or perform  
she takes the part of the Queen     
24    to write down or copy  
to take notes     
25    to experience or feel  
to take pride in one's appearance, to take offence     
26    to consider, believe, or regard  
I take him to be honest     
27    to consider or accept as valid  
I take your point     
28    to hold or maintain in the mind  
his father took a dim view of his career     
29    to deal or contend with  
the tennis champion took her opponent's best strokes without difficulty     
30    to use as a particular case  
take hotels for example     
31    intr; often foll by: from   to diminish or detract  
the actor's bad performance took from the effect of the play     
32    to confront successfully  
the horse took the jump at the third attempt     
33    intr   to have or produce the intended effect; succeed  
her vaccination took, the glue is taking well     
34    intr   (of seeds, plants, etc.) to start growing successfully  
35    to aim or direct  
he took a swipe at his opponent     
36    to deal a blow to in a specified place  
37    Archaic   to have sexual intercourse with  
38    to carry off or remove from a place  
39    to carry along or have in one's possession  
don't forget to take your umbrella     
40    to convey or transport  
the train will take us out of the city     
41    to use as a means of transport  
I shall take the bus     
42    to conduct or lead  
this road takes you to the station     
43    to escort or accompany  
may I take you out tonight?     
44    to bring or deliver to a state, position, etc.  
his ability took him to the forefront in his field     
45    to go to look for; seek  
to take cover     
46    to ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.  
to take a pulse, take a reading from a dial     
47    intr   (of a mechanism) to catch or engage (a part)  
48    to put an end to; destroy  
she took her own life     
49    to come upon unexpectedly; discover  
50    to contract  
he took a chill     
51    to affect or attack  
the fever took him one night     
52    copula   to become suddenly or be rendered (ill)  
he took sick, he was taken sick     
53    also intr   to absorb or become absorbed by something  
to take a polish     
54    usually passive   to charm or captivate  
she was very taken with the puppy     
55    intr   to be or become popular; win favour  
56    to require or need  
this job will take a lot of attention, that task will take all your time     
57    to subtract or deduct  
to take six from ten leaves four     
58    to hold or contain  
the suitcase won't take all your clothes     
59    to quote or copy  
he has taken several paragraphs from the book for his essay     
60    to proceed to occupy  
to take a seat     
61    often foll by: to   to use or employ  
to take steps to ascertain the answer     
62    to win or capture (a trick, counter, piece, etc.)  
63    also intr   to catch as prey or catch prey  
64    Slang   to cheat, deceive, or victimize  
65    take amiss   to be annoyed or offended by  
66    take at one's word      See       word       17  
67    take care   to pay attention; be heedful  
68    take care of   to assume responsibility for; look after  
69    take chances or a chance   to behave in a risky manner  
70    take five (or ten)  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to take a break of five (or ten) minutes  
71    take heart   to become encouraged  
72    take it  
a    to assume; believe  
I take it you'll be back later     
b    Informal   to stand up to or endure criticism, abuse, harsh treatment, etc.  
73    take one's time   to use as much time as is needed; not rush  
74    take place   to happen or occur  
75    take (someone's) name in vain  
a    to use a name, esp. of God, disrespectfully or irreverently  
b    Jocular   to say (someone's) name  
76    take (something) upon oneself   to assume the right to do or responsibility for (something)  
77    the act of taking  
78    the number of quarry killed or captured on one occasion  
79    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   the amount of anything taken, esp. money  
80      (Films, music)  
a    one of a series of recordings from which the best will be selected for release  
b    the process of taking one such recording  
c    a scene or part of a scene photographed without interruption  
81    Informal  
a    any objective indication of a successful vaccination, such as a local skin reaction  
b    a successful skin graft  
82      (Printing)   a part of an article, story, etc., given to a compositor or keyboard operator for setting in type  
83    Informal   a try or attempt  
84    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   a version or interpretation  
Cronenberg's harsh take on the sci-fi story        (See also)        take aback       take after       take against       take apart       take away       take back       take down       take for       take in       take off       take on       take out       take over       take to       take up  
     (Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; related to Gothic tekan to touch)  
  takable, takeable      adj  

double take  
      n   (esp. in comedy) a delayed reaction by a person to a remark, situation, etc.  
1    mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation  
2    a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk  
  give and take   intr  
3    to make mutual concessions  
take aback  
      vb   tr, adv   to astonish or disconcert  
take after  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to resemble in appearance, character, behaviour, etc.  
2    to follow as an example  
take against  
      vb   intr, prep   to start to dislike, esp. without good reason  
take apart  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to separate (something) into component parts  
2    to criticize or punish severely  
the reviewers took the new play apart     
take away  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to deduct; subtract  
take away four from nine to leave five     
2    minus  
nine take away four is five     
  takeaway     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
3    sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared  
a takeaway meal     
4    preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises  
a takeaway Indian restaurant     
  takeaway     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
5    a shop or restaurant that sells such food  
let's go to the Chinese takeaway     
6    a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant  
we'll have a Chinese takeaway tonight to save cooking        (Scot. word (for senses 3--6))    carry-out     (U.S. and Canadian word (for senses 3--6))    takeout  
take back  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    to retract or withdraw (something said, written, promised, etc.)  
2    to regain possession of  
3    to return for exchange  
to take back a substandard garment     
4    to accept (someone) back (into one's home, affections, etc.)  
5    to remind one of the past; cause one to reminisce  
that tune really takes me back     
6    also intr     (Printing)   to move (copy) to the previous line  
take down  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to record in writing  
2    to dismantle or tear down  
to take down an old shed     
3    to lower or reduce in power, arrogance, etc. (esp. in the phrase to take down a peg)  
4    made or intended to be disassembled  
take for  
      vb   tr, prep  
Informal   to consider or suppose to be, esp. mistakenly  
the fake coins were taken for genuine, who do you take me for?     
take-home pay  
      n   the remainder of one's pay after all income tax and other compulsory deductions have been made  
take in  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to comprehend or understand  
2    to include or comprise  
his thesis takes in that point     
3    to receive into one's house in exchange for payment  
to take in washing, take in lodgers     
4    to make (an article of clothing, etc.) smaller by altering seams  
5    to include  
the tour takes in the islands as well as the mainland     
6    Informal   to cheat or deceive  
7    to go to; visit  
let's take in a movie tonight     
8    Informal   the act or an instance of cheating or deceiving  
take off  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to remove or discard (a garment)  
2    intr   (of an aircraft) to become airborne  
3    Informal   to set out or cause to set out on a journey  
they took off for Spain     
4    tr   (of a disease) to prove fatal to; kill  
5    tr  
Informal   to mimic or imitate, esp. in an amusing or satirical manner  
6    intr  
Informal   to become successful or popular, esp. suddenly  
7    the act or process of making an aircraft airborne  
8    the stage of a country's economic development when rapid and sustained economic growth is first achieved  
9    Informal   an act of mimicry; imitation  
take on  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    to employ or hire  
to take on new workmen     
2    to assume or acquire  
his voice took on a plaintive note     
3    to agree to do; undertake  
I'll take on that job for you     
4    to compete against, oppose, or fight  
I will take him on at tennis, I'll take him on any time     
5    intr  
Informal   to exhibit great emotion, esp. grief  
take out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to extract or remove  
2    to obtain or secure (a licence, patent, etc.) from an authority  
3    to go out with; escort  
George is taking Susan out next week     
4      (Bridge)   to bid a different suit from (one's partner) in order to rescue him from a difficult contract  
5    Slang   to kill or destroy  
6      (Austral)  
informal   to win, esp. in sport  
he took out the tennis championship     
7    take it or a lot out of  
Informal   to sap the energy or vitality of  
8    take out on  
Informal   to vent (anger, frustration, etc.) on (esp. an innocent person)  
9    take someone out of himself  
Informal   to make someone forget his anxieties, problems, etc.  
10      (Bridge)   of or designating a conventional informatory bid, asking one's partner to bid another suit  
11       an informal word (chiefly U.S. and Canadian) for       takeaway       3--6  
take over  
      vb   adv  
1    to assume the control or management of  
2      (Printing)   to move (copy) to the next line  
a    the act of seizing or assuming power, control, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
takeover bid     
4      (Sport)      another word for       changeover       3  
take to  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to make for; flee to  
to take to the hills     
2    to form a liking for, esp. after a short acquaintance  
I took to him straightaway     
3    to have recourse to  
to take to the bottle     
4    take to heart   to regard seriously  
take up  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    to adopt the study, practice, or activity of  
to take up gardening     
2      (Austral. and N.Z.)   to occupy and break in (uncultivated land)  
he took up some hundreds of acres in the back country     
3    to shorten (a garment or part of a garment)  
she took all her skirts up three inches     
4    to pay off (a note, mortgage, etc.)  
5    to agree to or accept (an invitation, etc.)  
6    to pursue further or resume (something)  
he took up French where he left off     
7    to absorb (a liquid)  
8    to adopt as a protégé; act as a patron to  
9    to occupy or fill (space or time)  
10    to interrupt, esp. in order to contradict or criticize  
11    take up on  
a    to argue or dispute with (someone)  
can I take you up on two points in your talk?     
b    to accept what is offered by (someone)  
let me take you up on your invitation     
12    take up with  
a    to discuss with (someone); refer to  
to take up a fault with the manufacturers     
b    intr   to begin to keep company or associate with  
a    the claiming or acceptance of something, esp. a state benefit, that is due or available  
b    (as modifier)  
take-up rate     
14      (Machinery)   the distance through which a part must move to absorb the free play in a system  
15    modifier   denoting the part of a mechanism on which film, tape, or wire is wound up  
a take-up spool on a tape recorder     
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