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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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After paying PS900 he took them home to Bedworth, Warks, but alarm bells rang as they were so inactive.
The remains of the device were found in an alleyway adjoining the Aisha Mosque and Islamic Centre in Rutter Street on Saturday by a local man who took them home and showed them to his wife.
The police took their details and took them home to their parents.
He raised the alarm and stopped to speak to the girls before police arrived and took them home.
Buying a few pieces from a scrap bin full of colorful plastic shards, she took them home, heated them up, and molded an artistic mask, meant to hang on the wall and not the face.
* The group divided up the seeds they collected and took them home to cultivate them, to Costa Rica, India, Peru, Portugal, Tanzania and Brazil.
Bowery asked for them, took them home (some say he stole them), and proceeded to stitch them together to form a grid portrait of Hitler.
I would be grateful if any persons who mistakenly took them home would return them to Diamonds, or I would be happy to drive to collect them.
Attendant Maureen Mitchell, 64, spotted the soggy notes floating in the wash and took them home to dry in the oven before returning them to Sidney.
She took pity on them and took them home to Moss-burn Community Farm, near Lockerbie, to join her Vietnamese pot- bellied pig and Thai water-dragon.