What does ‘take’ mean?

The word ‘take’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to remove from a particular place or reach out and hold an object.

For example:

  • Someone has taken my bike. (remove)
  • Can you take the groceries? My arms are starting to ache. (hold)

 

Take is an irregular verb. The past tense is took and the past participle is taken.

phrasal verbs with take

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ include:

  • Take after (resemble)
  • Take apart (disassemble)
  • Take away (remove)
  • Take back (return)
  • Take care of (look after)
  • Take down (remove)
  • Take in (process)
  • Take off (remove clothing)
  • Take on (accept more work)
  • Take out (remove)
  • Take over (take control)
  • Take to (start liking)
  • Take up (start doing)
phrasal verbs with take

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘take’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with take - take after
phrasal verbs with take - take apart
phrasal verbs with take - take away
phrasal verbs with take - take back
phrasal verbs with take - take down
phrasal verbs with take - take in
phrasal verbs with take - take off
phrasal verbs with take - take on
phrasal verbs with take - take out
phrasal verbs with take - take over
phrasal verbs with take - take to
phrasal verbs with take - take up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with take below.

idioms with verbs – TAKE

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with take, how about learning the idioms with take too?