take (one's) part(redirected from took their part)
take (one's) part
To support or part with someone in an argument. You always take your wife's part, even if you don't agree with her! Thank you for taking my part at the meeting. I was starting to feel like I was on my own in there.
1. To share or participate in something. Often followed by "in (something)." They wouldn't let me take part in their game. I heard it was a great discussion. Did you take part?
2. To support or side with someone in an argument. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is typically used between "take" and "part." You always take your wife's part, even if you don't agree with her! Thank you for taking my part at the meeting. I was starting to feel like I was on my own in there.
take someone's part
Fig. to take a side in an argument; to support someone in an argument. My sister took my mother's part in the family argument. You are always taking the part of the underdog!
take part (in something)
to participate in something. Bill refused to take part in the game. Everyone is asked to take part in the celebration.
Play a role in, share in, participate, as in Will you be taking part in the wedding? or He did not take part in the discussion. [Late 1300s] Also see take one's part.
take someone's part
Stand up for or support someone, as in Thanks for taking my part against the supervisor. This idiom uses part in the sense of "side in a dispute." It was first recorded in 1732, although a different version, take part with, dates from the early 1400s. Also see take sides; take part.
take someone's partBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you take someone's part, you support them in an argument. It seemed to me that she should have taken my part and defended me from my father.
take ˈpart (in something)be one of a group of people doing something together; participate in something: He’s taking part in a golf competition this weekend. ♢ She never takes part in any community activities.
take somebody’s ˈpart(British English) defend or support what somebody has said or done, especially in an argument: Personally I take Emma’s part on this matter. ♢ He never takes my part in an argument.
take (someone's) part
To side with in a disagreement; support.
To join in; participate: She took part in the celebration.