UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈteɪkən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tākən)

From the verb take: (⇒ conjugate)
taken is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. I was [quite, very] taken by her [words, kindness, generosity]
  2. is quite taken with her [grandson, niece, nephew]
  3. sorry, this [chair, place, seat] is taken
  4. Is this [chair] taken?
  5. all the good [women, men] are taken
  6. all the [kind, good-looking, rich] [women] are taken
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. take the [money, bribe, offer, proposal]
  2. take a [shower, bath, phone call]
  3. take a [break, vacation, day off, tour]
  4. take sick leave
  5. take a look (at)
  6. take a breath
  7. take [a hint, a tip, advice] (from)
  8. can't take a [hint, joke]
  9. take a [risk, gamble]
  10. take a [moment, second, minute] to [enjoy, relax, listen, imagine]
  11. take cover (from enemy fire)
  12. take the lead
  13. take (your) time
  14. take (the) time to
  15. take her place in the [office, company]
  16. take care of [yourself, her]
  17. take part in a [conversation, decision]
  18. take advantage of [her feelings, the situation]
  19. take [a pill, medication, your medicine]
  20. please take one
  21. take [pictures, video] (of)
  22. take a [survey, quiz, exam]
  23. take stock (of)
  24. take an interest in
  25. take it to mean
  26. take it into [account, consideration] (when)
  27. take it for granted
  28. UK: you can take it as read (that)
  29. I (just) can't take it anymore!
  30. takes [some, a little] getting used to
  31. won't take no for an answer
  32. took a [fall, tumble]
  33. take the fall for your [friend, brother, coworker]
  34. [she, things] took a turn for the worse
  35. take me [home, to the hospital]
  36. took me [three years, 10 minutes] (to)
  37. this won't take long
  38. what will it take to [change, make, get, ensure, help]
  39. it takes a lot to make her [angry, laugh]
  40. took a lot of [hard work, effort]
  41. take up [the piano, knitting]
  42. take over the [company, government, position]
  43. take out your [phone, wallet, keys]
  44. take your [phone] out
  45. take something away from the [experience, event]
  46. take away his [toys, dessert]
  47. take back the [title, presidency]
  48. take on [an opponent, the champion]
  49. take off (for France)
  50. the [plane, sales] took off
  51. takes after her [mother, father]
  52. take in the [information, news]
  53. take up a pair of [jeans, pants]
  1. took [two, three, ten] takes (to)
  2. on the [first, third, final] take
  3. the [scene, line] took [three] takes
  4. a [lazy, whimsical, surprising] take
  5. has a [carefree, calm, laid-back] take on life
  6. what's your take on the [situation, decision, news]?
  7. a new take on the [classics, idea, song]
  8. your hot take on (the subject)
  9. the [judge, officer] is on the take
  10. most [politicians, senators, agents] are on the take
  11. the take at the [event, fundraiser, fair, store]
  12. the take was [over, more than] [$5,000]
  13. the take from [taxes, lottery tickets, charity boxes]
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