1. [syn: fancy, go for, take to]
2. develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation;
- Example: "She took to drink"
- Example: "Men take to the military trades"
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She
fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's
window" [syn: fancy, go for, take to]
2: develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation;
"She took to drink"; "Men take to the military trades"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "take to":
addict, adjust, aim at, be desirous of, be smitten, be used to,
be wont, become attached to, bring into play, carry on, choose,
conduct, confirm, convert to use, cotton to, desiderate, desire,
do, employ, engage in, enlist into service, exercise,
fall back upon, fall for, fall in love, fancy, favor, follow,
get used to, go in for, have designs on, have recourse to, impress,
like, look to, love, lust, lust after, practice, prefer, prosecute,
pursue, put in requisition, recur to, refer to, resort to,
revert to, specialize in, tackle, take on, take up, turn to,
turn to use, undertake, use, wage, want, wish, wish to goodness,
wish very much, wont, work at, would fain do