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1. verb, informal To swindle, cheat, or con (someone). Often used in passive constructions. I can't believe I let myself get taken like that. I should have known that guy was a scam artist! When all was said and done, that no-good lawyer took us for thousands of dollars.
2. noun, informal One's reaction to, impression of, or opinion about something. Tune in to my podcast this evening to hear my take on this whole situation. She's known for giving pretty hot takes about controversial topics.
3. noun, informal One's particular version or interpretation of something. The film represents the esteemed director's modern take on the classic fairytale.
1. To understand or comprehend something (a certain way). I take it the gig was canceled, judging from the sound of that phone call. We took it to mean that we would only need to file the forms if our initial application wasn't successful. I take it you're leaving in the morning, correct?
2. To endure or tolerate some unpleasant, critical, harsh, or abusive treatment, whether physical or emotional. Tell me what you really thought of my play—be honest, I can take it! Military training is grueling, and some people just can't take it.
See also: take
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