Phrasal Verbs With TAKE
In this post, you can find;
- take phrasal verbs,
- take phrasal verbs’ meanings,
- using take phrasal verbs in a sentence.
Take Phrasal Verbs – Using – Definitions – Examples;
- Take back,
- Take off,
- Take after,
- Take against,
- Take away,
- Take apart
- Take down,
- Take in,
- Take off,
- Take on,
- Take out,
- Take out of,
- Take out on,
- Take over.
Follow the list for get phrasal verbs – definitions and examples;
Take after sb
If you take after sb, you are similar to or resemble someone (especially a member of your family) in appearance or character or attitude or behavior, etc.
- She takes after her mother.
- I take after my sister with my love of roses.
- He is very energetic. He takes after his grandfather in that respect.
- I think the children don’t take after their father at all.
- Who do you take after your father or mother?
Take against sb/sth
If you take against someone or something, you start to dislike someone or something.
- He took against me.
- I take against him. Because he is not sympathetic.
- After she imitated my project, I took against her.
Take (sth) apart
If you take something apart, you seperate it into its component parts.
- He will take the machine apart to see what the problem is.
- I took it apart and found what was wrong.
- She is taking apart the bed.
- Can you take the jukebox apart?
- Either he takes it apart or it takes him apart.
If you take apart something, you criticize it severely.
- The teacher will take apart our essays in front of the class.
- She took apart the scene in detail.
Take (sb) apart
If you take someone apart, you beat or defeat or to criticize someone.
- I will take you apart.
- They really take us apart with a high score.
Take sb/sth away
If you take someone or something away from someone or something, you bring or remove someone or something from someone or something else (from a place to an another or new place)
- I don’t need this book. You can take it away.
- Mothers always threaten their children to take their toys away.
- He didn’t take the cat away.
- Human rights aren’t taken away.
- Give me the knife. I wil take it away from you.
- Police officers take four people away.
- Take him away from me.
Take sth back
If you take something back, you return it to the place where you bought it.
- If the hat is small, you can take it back.
- She doesn’t like this skirt so she will take it back.
- If this machine doesn’t work, you can take it back within 30 days.
- I took the computer back because it was faulty.
Take sb back
If you take someone back, you accept or allow someone (who left your home due to some problems) to come back your home again.
- Why will you take her back?
- I think the woman will never take him back.
If you say that something takes you back, it reminds you of something in the past.
- The song took me back to my adolescence.
- This picture takes me back to being 10 years old.
Take (sth) down
If you take something down, you get it from a high position (on a wall or on a shelf, etc.) to a low position.
- They need to take down the curtains to be cleaned.
- We will take the picture down on the wall and replace it with another picture.
If you take something ( especially information or comment or statement) down, you write or record it on a paper.
- If I have a pen or pencil, I can take your phone number down.
- We should take down your address.
- She takes down the messages that come in.
Take (sb) down
If you take someone down, you kill or eliminate or stop someone who cause any damage or humiliate someone.
- I will take you down, you will see soon.
- Those information took the senator down last week.
Take (sth) in
If you take something in, you understand or comprehend the meaning of it.
- It will take a long time to take in what they were saying.
- This movie is very interesting. It is impossible to take it in at once.
- It is difficult to take in the reason of this illness.
- At first I couldn’t take it in.
- Suddenly he took in much of the teacher said.
Take (sb) in
If you take someone in, you allow someone to stay in your house or you receive someone as a quest or employee.
- We will persuade him to take them in.
- Some families took foreign people in.
Take (sth) off
If you take something off, you remove something, especially clothes on you.
- She took off her clothes.
- We should take our hats off.
- This product will be taken off the the shelves.
- Please, take the price label off this present.
- The police officer took off the handcuffs.
- Drivers should not take the belt off while driving.
If you take something off, you get permission not to go to work or spend time away from work.
- I will take 10 days off in August.
- She should take some time off to go to a doctor.
- My father is planning to take two weeks off in this summer.
- Hey! I will take off work. Why don’t we have an adventure together!
If an aircraft, a plane, insect, bird or etc. take off, it rise into the air (leaves the ground) and begins to fly.
- The plane should take off on time.
- We will take off at 1o a.m and arrive in London at 12 a.m.
- The plane is about to take off for England.
- Our plane will soon take off.
- That birds take off vertically.
- How does an insect take off from the ground?
- She arrived at the airport after the aircraft took off.
- The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off.
If you take something off, you reduce a price by a particular amount as a discount.
- This situation will take millions off the price of a house.
Take (sth) on
If you take something on, you accept a job or work or responsibility.
- She took on extra responsibilities.
- The woman takes too much on. Probably she will be ill.
- I can’t take on too much work.
- We shouldn’t take on more responsibilities than we can handle.
- I am willing to take on this job.
Take out sth
If you take out something, you remove it from its place or somewhere.
- The dentist will take out my tooth next week.
- I think we should take out the bad parts of this.
- He had taken out the wallet from his pocket .
- If you want, you can take out my speech.
If you take out something, you get something such as licence, a loan, an insurance policy, etc. from a bank or a company, an authority or etc.
- All of us should take out life insurance policy.
- I will take out a loan to buy a new car.
If you take out something, you get or receive money from your bank account.
- I took $5,000 out from the bank.
- She went to the bank to take out money.
Take (sb) out
If you take someone out, you go out with someone for something or to somewhere or escort someone.
- My boyfriend will take me out to the cinema tomorrow.
- We took them out for drinks.
- The child’s mother is taking him out for a pizza.
- I will take you out for some time.
Take (sb/sth) out
If you take out someone/something, you kill or destroy someone/something or somewhere.
- They are taking out their rivals.
- He is trying to take out the bus station.
Take it out of sb
If something take it out of someone, it makes someone very tired.
- Playing football takes it out of us.
Take sb out of herself/himself
If something take someone out of herself/himself, it changes someone mood and help someone to forget their problems, negative thinking.
- Let’s go out. It may be take us out of ourselves.
Take sth out on sb
If you take something out of someone, you behave someone badly because of your anxiety or stress although she/he doesn’t make any wrong.
- I know you have had a trouble but you shouldn’t take it out on me.
- My boss always takes his anger out on us.
Take (sth) over
If you take something over, you start to do something which another person was doing before.
- I had taken over responsibility for this work.
- She will take over the project when her companion is on vacation.
- Who did the hospital take over?
- We had better to take over from him for a while.
- I took over as a president after Tom resigned.
If you take something over, you get control of a company by buying.
- That company was taken over in January.
- We will take over the small company.
Take to sb/sth
If you take to someone or something, you start to like something or someone
- Will we take to him?
- The public is taking to this president.
- I take to tennis.
If you take to doing something, you start to do something as a regular habit.
- She takes to coming very late to the school.
- We should take to drink.
- I have taken to wearing sunglasses in recent days.
Take to somewhere
If you take to somewhere, you go to a place.
- I will take to my bed.
- The cat took to the hills.
Take up sth
If you take up something, you begin to do it as a hobby, job or etc. or become interested in it.
- I will take up basketball.
- Many people left their jobs to take up farming.
Take sb up on sth
If you take up on something, you accept an offer or a challenge which someone has made.
- I will take them up on their offer.
- The man took us up on a new challenge.