take something

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take

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.

take it

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.
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take something

see under take it.
See also: something, take
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I should like to have seen the count take something in my house, if only an ice.
Cheng said he saw Gorpe take something from a brown envelope, which contained $11,300, in his backpack.
Archbishop Justin Welby, who took over the role last month, said it would take something "very major" to restore confidence and drag the country out of the mire.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby, who took over the role last month, said it would take something "very major" to restore confidence and drag the country out of the mire.
(% of adults) Equally 55% "Add to" and "Take out" Add something 26% to diet Take something 19% out of diet Note: Table made from pie chart.
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