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Phrasal verbs of -take

في الإثنين نوفمبر 13, 2017 8:40 pm


Phrasal verbs of -take

[size=28][size=28]Take After Somebody

Have a similar appearance or personality (especially a relative)
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  • She takes after her mother – they have the same green eyes and curly brown hair.
  • John is such a funny person. He takes after his grandfather, who was a comedian.

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Take Something Apart

Separate something into parts
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  • The technician is taking apart the TV so that he can fix it.

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Take Something Back

1) Return something to a store:
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  • The jeans I bought were too small, so I took them back and exchanged them for a larger size.

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2) Admit that something you said was wrong:
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  • I’m sorry I said you were stupid. I take it back.

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Take Something Down

1) Separate a structure into parts
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  • After the circus was over, the workers took down the big tents.

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2) Write information on paper
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  • She took down my address and phone number and said she’d call me later.

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Take Somebody In

To let somebody stay in your house
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  • My friend lost his job and his apartment, so I took him in for a month.

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Take Something In

1) Receive and understand information
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  • The instructor spoke so fast that I couldn’t take in all the information.

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2) Make clothing smaller so that it fits you
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  • I love this dress, but it’s a little too loose. Could you take it in an inch?

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Take Off

1) An airplane leaving the ground and going up into the air
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  • What time does the plane take off?

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2) Become successful or popular very fast
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  • In the last few years, social media sites have taken off all over the world.

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3) Leave a place suddenly (informal)
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  • He was at the party for about 15 minutes, and then he took off.

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Take Something Off

1) Remove a piece of clothing from your body
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  • I always take off my shoes as soon as I get home.

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2) Not go to work for a period of time
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  • Jamie took three days off to go skiing in the mountains

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Take Something On

Accept some work or responsibility
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  • Do you have time to take on a new project?

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Take Somebody On

1) Hire or employ somebody
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  • The company has taken on three new staff members.

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2) Fight or compete against somebody
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  • In tonight’s boxing match, Antonio will take on an undefeated boxer from Argentina.

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Take Somebody Out

Go with somebody to a restaurant or movie and pay for their food or ticket
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  • I’m taking my girlfriend out to dinner on our anniversary.

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Take Something Out

Remove something from a place
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  • took the letter out of the envelope.

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Take Something Out On Somebody

Treat an innocent person badly because you are tired or angry about something else
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  • Hey, I know you had a terrible day at work – but don’t take it out on me!

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Take Over Something

Take control
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  • Germany took over several other countries during World War II.

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Take Somebody Through Something

Explain something to somebody in detail
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  • Let me take you through the procedure for operating this machine. First, you need to…

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Take Up Something

1) Fill space or time
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  • These books are taking up all the space in my room.
  • Last month an urgent project took up all my spare time.

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2) Start doing something regularly
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  • I’ve recently taken up yoga.

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Take Somebody Up On Something

Accept an offer or invitation
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  • “When you travel to China, you’re welcome to stay at my house.”
    “Really? I might take you up on that!”

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Take Something Up With Somebody

Complain to someone about a problem
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  • If you don’t like the way I do my job, take it up with my manager.


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