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take it

to endure something, physically or mentally. (Often negative.) I just can't take it anymore. If you can't take it, quit.
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take it

1. Understand, as in I take it they won't accept your proposal. [Early 1500s]
2. Endure abuse, criticism, harsh treatment, or unpleasantness, as in Tell me what you really think of me-I can take it. [Mid-1800s] This phrase is sometimes modified as take just so much, meaning "endure only up to a point." For example, I can take just so much of this nonsense before I lose patience. Also see take it on the chin; take lying down.
3. Accept or believe something, as in I'll take it on the doctor's say-so. Also see the subsequent entries beginning with take it.
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take it

submit to, tolerate, or endure a bad experience or hardship.
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ˈtake it (that...)

think or suppose (that something is true, will happen, etc.): ‘I take it that you won’t be back for lunch,’ she said as they left.You speak French, I take it?
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ˈtake it

(informal) (often used with can/could) be able to bear or tolerate something difficult or unpleasant such as stress, criticism or pain: They argued so much that finally he couldn’t take it any more and he left her.People are rude to her in her job, and she feels she’s taken it for long enough.
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take it

tv. to endure something, physically or mentally. (see also take it on the chin.) I just can’t take it anymore.
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take it

1. To understand; assume: As I take it, they won't accept the proposal.
2. Informal To endure abuse, criticism, or other harsh treatment: If you can dish it out, you've got to learn to take it.
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