take home

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take home

1. To return to one's home with someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." Tourists have been taking rocks home from the summit of the mountain for years, which has contributed to an accelerated erosion rate. You really need to stop taking home every stray animal you find. I can't believe you took the guy home after your very first date!
2. To win some kind of award or achievement. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." After 80 an year-year drought, the team is finally looking to take home the championship title. The star athlete took the gold medal home in the last Winter Olympics, and she's looking to do the same again this time around.
3. To consider some information, advice, or instruction very seriously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "home." I really suggest you take home the advice your counselor gave you. Thank you for all of your suggestions. I'll be sure to take them home with me.
See also: home, take

take something home

 (with oneself)
1. Lit. to carry something to one's home. We took a lot of souvenirs home with us.
2. Fig. to take a thought, idea, or concept away [to one's home] from a meeting or conference. Take this idea home with youdiversify your investments.
See also: home, take
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May 15, 1995: Haverhill, Mass., resident Debbie Forte is murdered after a man takes her home and finds she's biologically male, The accused, Michael Thompson, plea-bargains to second-degree murder, getting 15 years to life in prison.
At one dramatic point in the story, Shauzia is jailed and by chance rescued by a European man who takes her home to his family in Peshawar to live.
On one hunt, he finds a seemingly mad girl on the streets of the Old Quarter and takes her home. She soon recovers from her fever, but Thaniel and Cathaline realize that there is something about the girl Alaizabel that is like a magnet to the wych-kin, attracting ever more perilous creatures to her.