take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards;
receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
remove something concret
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;
have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"