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take effect

To begin to work or become effective. How long until these pills take effect? My back is killing me! This piece of legislation takes effect next week.
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take efˈfect


1 have the intended result: It will be some time before the painkillers take effect.
2 (formal) start to be valid: Your promotion takes effect from the end of the month.
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take effect

1. To become operative, as under law or regulation: The curfew takes effect at midnight.
2. To produce the desired reaction: The antibiotics at last began to take effect.
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As they took the places vacated by the Uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
in the street, AND DISCHARGED THE CONTENTS OF FIVE OF THE BARRELS AT HIM: EACH SHOT TAKING EFFECT.
Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the New York Times reported.
NAFA launched a grassroots campaign on May 8 to appeal directly to the Trump administration as well as to Acosta to stop the Labor's fiduciary rule from taking effect on June 9.
Eight clinics closed in anticipation of the law taking effect and 11 clinics closed the day the admitting privileges provision took effect in late 2013, according to lawyers representing the abortion providers suing the state.
Legislative change approved this year, taking effect in 2014
3 that the ban appeared to be taking effect successfully.
Bush--is probably an unconstitutional violation of free speech, upholding a lower court decision to block the law from taking effect.
Owners of trendy cybercafes say they have worked hard to comply with Los Angeles city restrictions taking effect today and believe they will make their haunts safer environments for the teenage customers.
At press time, the Senate had just approved an amendment to the FLSA that would prevent the regulations from taking effect.
In the seconds before the drugs began taking effect, he smiled and nodded toward some friends and relatives watching nearby through a window, then mouthed,``Bye-bye.
Japan on Wednesday welcomed an international protocol taking effect the same day which prohibits the use and transfer of blinding laser weapons.
Prior to Regulation SHO taking effect, independent studies indicated that when left up to broker-dealers, only one-eighth of 1% of delivery failures was ever rectified" (http://finance.
Californians will face the prospect of 801 new laws taking effect Tuesday on everything from tighter regulations on the sale of tobacco to minors to tougher requirements for child seats in cars.
With big changes taking effect in Maryland this summer -- including sharply rising utility rates -- Strategic sees an opportunity to help the state's businesses manage their energy investments by better understanding the choices available in a competitive market.