[syn: contract, take, get]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Take \Take\ (t[=a]k), obs. p. p. of Take.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Take \Take\, v. t. [imp. Took (t[oo^]k); p. p. Taken
(t[=a]k'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Taking.] [Icel. taka; akin to
Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain
1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the
hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or
possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to
convey. Hence, specifically:
(a) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get
the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection
to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make
prisoner; as, to take an army, a city, or a ship;
also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack;
to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the
This man was taken of the Jews. --Acts xxiii.
Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;
Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.
They that come abroad after these showers are
commonly taken with sickness. --Bacon.
There he blasts the tree and takes the cattle
And makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak.
(b) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to
captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect,
that he had no patience. --Wake.
I know not why, but there was a something in
those half-seen features, -- a charm in the very
shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, --
which took me more than all the outshining
loveliness of her companions. --Moore.
(c) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to
have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my
son. And Jonathan was taken. --1 Sam. xiv.
The violence of storming is the course which God
is forced to take for the destroying . . . of
(d) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it
takes five hours to get to Boston from New York by
This man always takes time . . . before he
passes his judgments. --I. Watts.
(e) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to
picture; as, to take a picture of a person.
Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
(f) To draw; to deduce; to derive. [R.]
The firm belief of a future judgment is the most
forcible motive to a good life, because taken
from this consideration of the most lasting
happiness and misery. --Tillotson.
(g) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit
to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to;
to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest,
revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a
resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a
following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as,
to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
(h) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
(i) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand
over; as, he took the book to the bindery; he took a
dictionary with him.
He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
(k) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as,
to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
2. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to
endure; to acknowledge; to accept. Specifically:
(a) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to
refuse or reject; to admit.
Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
murderer. --Num. xxxv.
Let not a widow be taken into the number under
threescore. --1 Tim. v.
(b) To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to
partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
(c) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to
clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
(d) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to;
to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will
take an affront from no man.
(e) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to
dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought;
to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret;
to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as,
to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's
motive; to take men for spies.
You take me right. --Bacon.
Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing
else but the science love of God and our
[He] took that for virtue and affection which
was nothing but vice in a disguise. --South.
You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.
(f) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept;
to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with;
-- used in general senses; as, to take a form or
I take thee at thy word. --Rowe.
Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
Not take the mold. --Dryden.
3. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to
take a group or a scene. [Colloq.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
4. To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he
took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head. [Obs.
exc. Slang or Dial.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To be taken aback, To take advantage of, To take air,
etc. See under Aback, Advantage, etc.
To take aim, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.
To take along, to carry, lead, or convey.
To take arms, to commence war or hostilities.
To take away, to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation
of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes
of bishops. "By your own law, I take your life away."
To take breath, to stop, as from labor, in order to breathe
or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self.
To take care, to exercise care or vigilance; to be
solicitous. "Doth God take care for oxen?" --1 Cor. ix. 9.
To take care of, to have the charge or care of; to care
for; to superintend or oversee.
To take down.
(a) To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher,
place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower;
to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down
pride, or the proud. "I never attempted to be impudent
yet, that I was not taken down." --Goldsmith.
(b) To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
(c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a
house or a scaffold.
(d) To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's
words at the time he utters them.
To take effect, To take fire. See under Effect, and
To take ground to the right or To take ground to the left
(Mil.), to extend the line to the right or left; to move,
as troops, to the right or left.
To take heart, to gain confidence or courage; to be
To take heed, to be careful or cautious. "Take heed what
doom against yourself you give." --Dryden.
To take heed to, to attend with care, as, take heed to thy
To take hold of, to seize; to fix on.
To take horse, to mount and ride a horse.
To take in.
(a) To inclose; to fence.
(b) To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
(c) To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail
or furl; as, to take in sail.
(d) To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
(e) To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in
(f) To win by conquest. [Obs.]
For now Troy's broad-wayed town
He shall take in. --Chapman.
(g) To receive into the mind or understanding. "Some
bright genius can take in a long train of
propositions." --I. Watts.
(h) To receive regularly, as a periodical work or
newspaper; to take. [Eng.]
To take in hand. See under Hand.
To take in vain, to employ or utter as in an oath. "Thou
shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
--Ex. xx. 7.
To take issue. See under Issue.
To take leave. See Leave, n., 2.
To take a newspaper, magazine, or the like, to receive it
regularly, as on paying the price of subscription.
To take notice, to observe, or to observe with particular
To take notice of. See under Notice.
To take oath, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial
To take on, to assume; to take upon one's self; as, to take
on a character or responsibility.
To take one's own course, to act one's pleasure; to pursue
the measures of one's own choice.
To take order for. See under Order.
To take order with, to check; to hinder; to repress. [Obs.]
To take orders.
(a) To receive directions or commands.
(b) (Eccl.) To enter some grade of the ministry. See
Order, n., 10.
To take out.
(a) To remove from within a place; to separate; to deduct.
(b) To draw out; to remove; to clear or cleanse from; as,
to take out a stain or spot from cloth.
(c) To produce for one's self; as, to take out a patent.
To take up.
(a) To lift; to raise. --Hood.
(b) To buy or borrow; as, to take up goods to a large
amount; to take up money at the bank.
(c) To begin; as, to take up a lamentation. --Ezek. xix.
(d) To gather together; to bind up; to fasten or to
replace; as, to take up raveled stitches; specifically
(Surg.), to fasten with a ligature.
(e) To engross; to employ; to occupy or fill; as, to take
up the time; to take up a great deal of room.
(f) To take permanently. "Arnobius asserts that men of the
finest parts . . . took up their rest in the Christian
(g) To seize; to catch; to arrest; as, to take up a thief;
to take up vagabonds.
(h) To admit; to believe; to receive. [Obs.]
The ancients took up experiments upon credit.
(i) To answer by reproof; to reprimand; to berate.
One of his relations took him up roundly.
(k) To begin where another left off; to keep up in
continuous succession; to take up (a topic, an
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale. --Addison.
(l) To assume; to adopt as one's own; to carry on or
manage; as, to take up the quarrels of our neighbors;
to take up current opinions. "They take up our old
trade of conquering." --Dryden.
(m) To comprise; to include. "The noble poem of Palemon
and Arcite . . . takes up seven years." --Dryden.
(n) To receive, accept, or adopt for the purpose of
assisting; to espouse the cause of; to favor. --Ps.
(o) To collect; to exact, as a tax; to levy; as, to take
up a contribution. "Take up commodities upon our
(p) To pay and receive; as, to take up a note at the bank.
(q) (Mach.) To remove, as by an adjustment of parts; as,
to take up lost motion, as in a bearing; also, to make
tight, as by winding, or drawing; as, to take up slack
thread in sewing.
(r) To make up; to compose; to settle; as, to take up a
quarrel. [Obs.] --Shak. -- (s) To accept from someone,
as a wager or a challenge; as, J. took M. up on his
To take up arms. Same as To take arms, above.
To take upon one's self.
(a) To assume; to undertake; as, he takes upon himself to
assert that the fact is capable of proof.
(b) To appropriate to one's self; to allow to be imputed
to, or inflicted upon, one's self; as, to take upon
one's self a punishment.
To take up the gauntlet. See under Gauntlet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Take \Take\, v. i.
1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or
intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was
inoculated, but the virus did not take. --Shak.
When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.
In impressions from mind to mind, the impression
taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any
manifest effect. --Bacon.
2. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake,
And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.
3. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's
self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox,
being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
4. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his
face does not take well.
To take after.
(a) To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes
after a good pattern.
(b) To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.
To take in with, to resort to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
To take on, to be violently affected; to express grief or
pain in a violent manner.
To take to.
(a) To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become
attached to; as, to take to evil practices. "If he
does but take to you, . . . you will contract a great
friendship with him." --Walpole.
(b) To resort to; to betake one's self to. "Men of
learning, who take to business, discharge it generally
with greater honesty than men of the world."
To take up.
(a) To stop. [Obs.] "Sinners at last take up and settle in
a contempt of religion." --Tillotson.
(b) To reform. [Obs.] --Locke.
To take up with.
(a) To be contended to receive; to receive without
opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain
fare. "In affairs which may have an extensive
influence on our future happiness, we should not take
up with probabilities." --I. Watts.
(b) To lodge with; to dwell with. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
To take with, to please. --Bacon.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Take \Take\, n.
1. That which is taken, such as the quantity of fish captured
at one haul or catch, or the amouont of money collected
during one event; as, the box-office take.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. (Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the
sale of land or other property; "the average return was
about 5%" [syn: return, issue, take, takings,
proceeds, yield, payoff]
2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without
v 1: carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
2: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work
this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" [syn:
take, occupy, use up]
3: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you
take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the
palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide]
4: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can
you take this bag, please" [syn: take, get hold of]
5: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took
on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an
air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods
assume human or animal form in these fables" [syn: assume,
acquire, adopt, take on, take]
6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular
meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire";
"How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for
this!" [syn: take, read]
7: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me
the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the
boss"; "This brings me to the main point" [syn: bring,
8: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from
Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" [ant: give]
9: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or
a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route
1 to Newark"
10: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;
"Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for
your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the
dozen the salesgirl had shown her" [syn: choose, take,
select, pick out]
11: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl
who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have
this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present" [syn:
accept, take, have] [ant: decline, pass up,
refuse, reject, turn down]
12: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as
director of development"; "he occupies the position of
manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
[syn: fill, take, occupy]
13: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn:
consider, take, deal, look at]
14: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do
what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This
job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position
demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for
a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not
postulate a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask,
postulate, need, require, take, involve, call
for, demand] [ant: eliminate, obviate, rid of]
15: experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the
16: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene";
"shoot a movie" [syn: film, shoot, take]
17: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking
off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat";
"remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the
table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine
withdraws heat from the environment" [syn: remove, take,
take away, withdraw]
18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
consume, ingest, take in, take, have] [ant:
abstain, desist, refrain]
19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
[syn: take, submit]
20: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take
an opportunity" [syn: take, accept]
21: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army
took the fort on the hill"
22: occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She
took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the
orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree";
"strike a pose" [syn: assume, take, strike, take up]
23: admit into a group or community; "accept students for
graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to
admit a new member" [syn: accept, admit, take, take
24: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a
reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of
the earth's tremors"
25: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read, take]
26: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of
affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work
took its toll on her" [syn: claim, take, exact]
27: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took
to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: take,
28: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as
photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your
little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar";
"Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at
one's opponent" [syn: aim, take, train, take aim,
29: be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be
30: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes
an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when
she goes into the mountains" [syn: carry, pack, take]
31: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we
take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire,
charter, engage, take]
32: receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
[syn: subscribe, subscribe to, take]
33: buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
34: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;
"take shelter from the storm"
35: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when
she was most vulnerable" [syn: take, have]
36: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole
idea" [syn: claim, take] [ant: disclaim]
37: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the
dye" [syn: accept, take]
38: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take
all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn:
contain, take, hold]
39: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
40: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
[syn: drive, take]
41: obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
chill" [syn: contract, take, get]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
739 Moby Thesaurus words for "take":
OD, abduct, abide, absorb, abstract, accede, accede to, accept,
accommodate, accompany, account as, accroach, acknowledge, acquire,
act, admit, adopt, advocate, affect, agree to, allow for, allure,
and, annex, annihilate, apply, appreciate, apprehend, appropriate,
arrogate, ask, assault sexually, assent, assimilate, assume,
astonish, astound, attract, avails, bag, bamboozle, be afraid,
be agreeable, be blooded, be brought down, be felled, be seized of,
be struck down, be successful, be traumatized, be with one, bear,
bear with, beard, beat, beat it, become airborne, behave, believe,
belittle, bewitch, bilk, blackmail, blast off, blaze, blaze up,
blink at, board, bolt, boodle, book, boom shot, boost, booty,
borrow, box office, brave, break bread, break out, bring, bring up,
brook, burlesque, burn, burst into flame, buy, call for,
capital gains, captivate, capture, caricature, carry, carry away,
carry off, carry on, cart, catch, catch cold, catch fire, catch on,
catch on fire, catch up, challenge, charm, chase, cheat, choose,
chouse, chronicle, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, cleanup,
clear, clear profit, clench, click, clinch, close-up, clutch,
collapse, collar, combust, come by, come down with, come in for,
come into, come off, commandeer, commissions, compass, comply,
comprehend, comprise, con, conceive, conclude, condone, conduct,
confiscate, connect, connive at, consent, consider, construe,
consume, contain, contend against, continue, contract, convey,
convoy, cop, copy, corral, count calories, court, cover, cozen,
crave, credit, credits, crib, crook, cull, daresay, deal with,
debase, decamp, deceive, deduce, deduct, deem, define, deflate,
deflorate, deflower, defraud, degrade, deliver, demand, depart,
deprecate, depreciate, derive, derive from, describe, deuce shot,
devirginate, devour, diagnose, diddle, diet, dig, digest, diminish,
disavow, discard, discount, disgrace, disparage, disposable income,
disregard, dividend, dividends, divine, do, do the trick, document,
doff, down, drag down, drain off, draw, draw back, draw from,
draw off, dream, drink, dupe, earn, earned income, earnings, eat,
effect, elect, embezzle, embrace, employ, enchant, encompass, end,
endure, engage, enlist, enmesh, ensnare, entail, entangle,
enter into possession, entertain, entrap, erupt, escort, espouse,
establish, esteem, estimate, exact, expect, experience, express,
expropriate, extort, extract, face, face the music, fall to, fancy,
fare, farewell, fascinate, fathom, favor, feed, feed on, feel,
ferry, fever, fiddle, fight, filch, fill up, filthy lucre, fit in,
flame, flimflam, fly, fly off, follow, follow-focus shot, fool,
foul, freight, full shot, function, gain, gains, gate,
gate receipts, gather, get, get hold of, get the drift,
get the idea, get the picture, gettings, gleanings, glom on to, go,
go along with, go away, go great guns, go into shock, go off,
go on with, go over, go over big, go through, go to town,
gobble up, grab, grab hold of, graduate, graft, grant, grapple,
grasp, grip, gripe, gross, gross income, gross profit,
gross receipts, group shot, guess, guide, gull, gulp down, gyp,
hack, handle, harpoon, harrow, harvest, haul, have, have a hunch,
have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have coming in,
have it taped, have recourse to, have the idea, hire, hit the road,
hoard, hold, hold as, hoodwink, hook, hot goods, hug, humble,
humiliate, hunger, ignore, imagine, imbibe, imitate, implicate,
imply, impose upon, include, income, infer, infringe, ingest,
inhale, inherit, intake, interest, interpret, involve, judge, ken,
kill, killing, kinescope, knock off, knock under, know,
knuckle down, knuckle under, lampoon, land, lasso, lay hands on,
lay hold of, lead, lead to, learn, lease, leave, leave unavenged,
let, let be, let in, let it go, liberate, lift, lift off, like,
live with it, lodge, long shot, look like, look upon as, loot,
lower, lucre, lug, lure, magnetize, maintain, make, make a hit,
make allowances for, make for, make off with, make use of, makings,
manhandle, mark, master, matte shot, meal, medium shot,
meet with success, mesh, mimic, misappropriate, mock,
motion picture, mulct, nab, nail, neat profit, necessitate, need,
net, net income, net profit, net receipts, nick, nip, nip up,
noose, not resist, note, obey, obtain, occupy, operate, opine,
oppose, opt for, output, overcharge, overdose, overhaul, overlook,
overtake, pack, palm, pan shot, panoramic shot, paper profits,
parody, partake, partake of, pass, pass over, peculate, peel off,
pelf, perceive, percentage, perform, perk, perks, perquisite, pick,
pick up, pickings, pilfer, pillage, pinch, pirate, pitch in,
plagiarize, play, plunder, poach, pocket, pocket the affront,
pork barrel, possess, possess sexually, preempt, prefer, prefigure,
prehend, presume, presuppose, presurmise, prevail, prize, proceeds,
process shot, procure, produce, profit, profits, prosper,
provisionally accept, public till, public trough, pull down,
purchase, purloin, pursue, put down, put forth, put in writing,
put into effect, put up with, quaff, qualify, quarter, raise,
rake-off, rap shot, rape, ravish, reach, react, read, read into,
realize, reap, recant, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive,
reckon, record, regard, regard with indulgence, relent, relish,
remind one of, remove, rent, repudiate, repute, require, resemble,
reserve, resign, resort to, resume, retain, retake, retract,
return, returns, revenue, rip off, rival, rob, rope, royalties,
run a temperature, run after, run away with, run for, rustle, sack,
satirize, savor, savvy, say, score, scram, scrounge, secure, see,
seize, seize the meaning, seizure, select, send up, sense,
sequester, serve, set down, set down as, shame, shock, shoplift,
shot, sicken, simulate, single out, skedaddle, snag, snap up,
snare, snatch, sniggle, snitch, spear, split, spoil, spoils,
spoils of office, sponsor, spoof, squeeze, stand, startle, steal,
stealings, stick, stolen goods, stomach, store, strike, strip off,
study, submit, submit to, subsume, subtract, succeed, succumb,
suffer, support, suppose, surmise, surprise, survive, suspect,
swag, swallow, swallow an insult, swallow it, swallow the pill,
swindle, swipe, tackle, take aback, take after, take away,
take back, take by assault, take by storm, take down, take effect,
take for, take for granted, take from, take hold, take hold of,
take ill, take in, take it, take it that, take off, take on,
take out, take over, take possession, take possession of, take to,
take to be, take to mean, take up, take-in, takings, tangle,
tangle up with, taste, terminate, thieve, think, till, tolerate,
torment, tote, transcribe, transport, trap, travel shot, travesty,
treat, trick, trow, trucking shot, turn aside provocation, turn to,
undergo, understand, understand by, undertake, unearned income,
use, use up, vie with, view as, violate, voice, waft,
walk off with, wealth, weather, ween, whip up, whisk, wile, win,
wing, wink at, winnings, wipe out, withdraw, withstand, wolf, woo,
work, work well, work wonders, write down, yield, zoom shot
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as,
a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to
take and carry away.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
TAKE, v.t. To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth.