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take from (someone or something)

1. To acquire, receive, or steal (something) from someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "from" to specify what is being taken. The thief had a policy of only taking from the rich. I hated having to take money from the government when I was unemployed, but I had no other option at the time. She's so stubborn, always refusing to take advice from her peers.
2. To subtract or deduct a number or item from a larger number or list. A noun or pronoun is used between "take" and "from." If you take 25 from 100, you're left with 75, see? The waiter agreed to take the drinks from their bill.
3. To gain custody of and remove someone from someone, something, or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "take" and "from." Child Protective Services are threatening to take my daughter away from me. Secret police have been taking political activists from their homes in the middle of the night.
4. To suffer, endure, or tolerate some negative treatment from someone. A noun or pronoun is used between "take" and "from." How can you just sit there and take that abuse from him? Doesn't it bother you? I'm not taking any guff from anyone. The first person to talk back is fired, understand?
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take something from someone

 
1. Lit. to remove something from someone's possession. Jimmy took Tim's cookie from him. Please don't take my money from me.
2. Fig. to endure abuse from someone. I cannot take any more from you! Tom could not take any more bad treatment from Alice.
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take something from something

to subtract something from something; to remove something from something. Take ten from twenty and see what you have left. If you take the lettuce out of the salad, what do you have left?
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Joao Victoria struck in under a minute before Connor McManus sealed it but Forfar responded well and should have taken something from the game.
"Fair play to David to come in and be as vocal and as dominant a personality, but he's hurting like everyone else that we haven't taken something from a game I feel we should have, on the balance of play, had taken something from."
We still could've taken something from the game despite playing poorly but we just have to pick ourselves up and go again."
And Turner said Spurs could have had no complaints if Cardiff had taken something from the encounter at White Hart land.
"Kilbirnie will feel they should have taken something from the game but my players coped well with everything they threw at us."
"You often learn more about your players in adversity and I'm sure every one of them will have taken something from playing in such a high profile encounter.
The home side had to withstand some fierce late pressure and Average Joes could have taken something from the game if they could have matched Crowder's sharpness up front.
But the visitors will feel they should have taken something from the match, for they hit the crossbar twice in the first half from shots by Clayton Donaldson and Levent Yalcin.
About 3.4 million people have taken something from a shop without paying for it in the past five years, the study found.
But for a moment of madness by McCartney we could have taken something from this game.
``Maybe the players have taken something from that,and if that is the case I'm wrong and have to correct it.''
Newtown manager Neville Powell said, ``We can't win at home but away we have taken something from all the top sides.
So, if one person is richer than another, the belief is that the wealthier person must have taken something from the poorer one.
He said: "We should have taken something from the game.
Sunderland would have taken something from the game had it not been for Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who saved well from Sebastian Larsson and Kieran Richardson, while Luka Modric missed a gilt-edged chance to make it 2-0 at the other end, blazing over an open goal deep inside the second period.
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