Phrasal Verbs with TAKE
Below we have a list of Phrasal verbs that begin with TAKE and then an explanation of each one with some examples.
- Take after (somebody)
- Take apart
- Take back
- Take down
- Take in
- Take off
- Take on
- Take out
- Take over
- Take up
This is not a complete list. We will add more Phrasal Verbs with TAKE when we can.
Take after (somebody)
(to resemble somebody else, usually a family member)
- Mark is so hot-headed. He takes after his father.
(to disassemble something)
- He took his laptop apart to see if he could fix its problem.
(to admit wrongdoing)
- You're right - I take back what I said, it was totally inappropriate.
- It's time to take down the Christmas tree until next year.
Take (somebody) in
(to allow someone to stay in your house)
- They took in the refugees while they found a more permanent place to stay.
(to be deceived or swindled)
- She was taken in by all his lies.
Take (something) in
(to observe something)
- They took in every detail to tell their friends about it later.
(to make a piece of clothing narrower or tighter)
- She had lost weight so the dress had to be taken in more at the waist.
(to leave the ground and fly)
- The plane was able to take off once the runway was clear.
- When does the plane take off?
(to become popular or successful)
- That new song by Samantha Star has really taken off in the charts.
(to leave a place quickly - colloquial)
- Sorry, but I have to take off now since my partner is waiting for me at the restaurant.
- The department store took on more staff over the busy Christmas period.
- The robber took out his gun and shot the guard in the bank.
- He took the onion out of the sandwich because he doesn't like it.
(to go on a date with someone)
- Where is he taking you out? - We're going to that new restaurant on Woodward street.
(to take control of something)
- Fabio Capello has taken over as the new manager of the football team.
(to begin a sport, hobby or a challenge)
- He took up karate at a young age and is now an expert.
(to fill space)
- That sofa takes up a lot of space in the living room.
This is not the complete list. We will add more Phrasal Verbs with TAKE when we can.
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