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take someone out

 
1. to date someone. I hope he'll take me out soon. She wanted to take out her guest for the evening.
2. to block out a player in football. You take Joe out and I'll carry the ball. Who was supposed to take out that huge guy?'
3. Sl. to kill someone. (Underworld.) Mr. Gutman told Lefty to take Max out. One more word out of you, and I'm going to take you out.
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take something out

 
1. Lit. to carry something outside. Please take the trash out. I'll take out the trash.
2. Inf. to bomb or destroy something. The enemy took out one of the trucks, but not the one carrying the medicine. The last mission took two enemy bunkers out.
3. Go to take something out of someone or something.
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take out

(after someone or something) Go to take off (after someone or something).
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take out

1. Extract, remove, as in He should take out that splinter: [c. 1300]
2. Secure by applying to an authority, as in She took out a real estate license. [Late 1600s]
3. Escort on a date, as in He's been taking out a different girl every night of the week. [c. 1600]
4. Give vent to; see take it out on.
5. Carry away for use elsewhere, as in Can we get some pizza to take out?
6. Obtain as an equivalent in different form, as in We took out the money she owed us by having her baby-sit. [Early 1600s]
7. Set out, as in Jan and Herb took out for the beach, or The police took out after the suspects. [Mid-1800s]
8. Kill, destroy, as in Two snipers took out a whole platoon, or Flying low, the plane took out the enemy bunker in one pass. [1930s]
9. See under take out of.
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take out

v.
1. To remove or extract something: My mother took the splinter out of my finger. I opened the camera and took out the film.
2. To remove something to the outside: I forgot to take the trash out last night. Take out the garbage before the trash can gets too full.
3. To withdraw some amount of money from an account: I went to the ATM and took out $20. She took $500 out of her bank account.
4. To borrow something from a library: I took out a book from the library. You can only take three books out at a time.
5. To give vent to some negative emotion; allow some emotion to be relieved by expressing it: Don't take out your frustration so aggressively. He took his anger out on his poor dog.
6. To invite someone as a date or companion and escort them: I'd like to take you out tonight if you're free. We took the children out to a movie.
7. To order some food from a restaurant and eat it elsewhere: We took out some Japanese food and ate at home.
8. To obtain something as an equivalent in a different form: They took out the money we owed in babysitting services.
9. To except something from consideration; not consider something: It was a good summer if you take out those three days when I was sick. Take the acting out, and tell me what you thought of the plot.
10. To begin a course; set out: The police took out after the thieves.
11. To secure some document or license by application to an authority: I took out a restraining order against my neighbor. She took a real estate license out and started selling houses.
12. To secure something, as a loan, from a financial institution: Let's take out a loan and buy that car. I took a mortgage out on my house.
13. To destroy or incapacitate something: The explosion took out the ship's radar. The plane flew over the enemy bunker and took it out with a missile.
14. Slang To kill or incapacitate someone: Two snipers took out the entire enemy platoon. He took me out with a single punch.
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