take

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈteɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/teɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tāk)


Inflections of 'take' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
takes
v 3rd person singular
taken
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
took
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
taken
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
take
Take is one of the commonest verbs in English. It is used in many different ways. Its other forms are takes, taking, took, taken.
actions and activities
Most commonly, take is used with a noun that refers to an action.
She took a shower.
He liked taking long walks in the country.
moving things
If you take something from one place to another, you carry it there.
Don't forget to take your umbrella.
He has to take the boxes to the office every morning.
Be careful
Don't confuse take with bring or fetch.
exams and tests
When someone completes an exam or test, you say that they take the exam or test.
Have you taken your driving test yet?
She took her degree last year.
time
If something takes a certain amount of time, you need that amount of time in order to do it.
How long will it take?
It may take them several weeks to get back.
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