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Pronunciation of Take: Learn how to pronounce Take in English correctly

Learn how to say Take correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word take:

verb (past took /tʊk/; past participle taken /ˈteɪk(ə)n/)
[with object]
1lay hold of (something) with one’s hands; reach for and hold:
he leaned forward to take her hand
capture or gain possession of by force or military means:
twenty of their ships were sunk or taken
the French took Ghent
(in bridge, whist, and similar card games) win (a trick):
West leads a club enabling his partner to take three tricks in the suit

2 [with object and adverbial of direction] remove (someone or something) from a particular place:
he took an envelope from his inside pocket
the police took him away
take two from ten
add the numbers together and take away five
3 [with object and usually with adverbial] carry or bring with one; convey:
he took along a portfolio of his drawings
the drive takes you through some wonderful scenery
[with two objects]:
I took him a letter
accompany or guide (someone) to a specified place:
I’ll take you to your room
bring into a specified state:
the invasion took Europe to the brink of war
use as a route or a means of transport:
take the A43 towards Bicester
we took the night train to Scotland
4accept or receive (someone or something):
she was advised to take any job offered
they don’t take children
understand or accept as valid:
I take your point
acquire or assume (a position, state, or form):
teaching methods will take various forms
he took office in September
receive (a specified amount of money) as payment or earnings:
on its first day of trading the shop took 1.6 million roubles
achieve or attain (a victory or result):
John Martin took the men’s title
act on (an opportunity):
he took his chance to get out while the house was quiet
experience or be affected by:
the lad took a savage beating
[with object and adverbial] react to or regard (news or an event) in a specified way:
she took the news well
everything you say, he takes it the wrong way

1a scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time:
he completed a particularly difficult scene in two takes
a particular version of or approach to something:
his own whimsical take on life
2an amount of something gained or acquired from one source or in one session:
the take from commodity taxation
chiefly US the money received at a cinema or theatre for seats.
3 Printing an amount of copy set up at one time or by one compositor.


late Old English tacan ‘get (especially by force), capture’, from Old Norse taka ‘grasp, lay hold of’, of unknown ultimate origin