- betake oneself ⇒ to go; move
- archaic to apply (oneself) to
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be•took (bi tŏŏk′),USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- pt. of betake.
be•take (bi tāk′),USA pronunciation v.t., -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
- to cause to go (usually used reflexively):She betook herself to town.
- [Archaic.]to resort or have recourse to.
- Middle English bitaken. See be-, take 1175–1225
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betake /bɪˈteɪk/ vb ( -takes, -taking, -took, -taken)(transitive)
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