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Pronunciation: /teɪk/

Translation of take in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي took) (past participle/اسم المفعول taken)

  • 1 (to pick up) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [an object] [money] he took the book off the shelf أَخَذَ الكِتابَ من الرَفِّ she took a chocolate from the box أَخَذَتْ قِطْعةَ شوكولاتةٍ من الصُنْدوقِ he took his glasses out of his pocket أَخْرَجَ نَظّاراتِهِ من جَيْبِهِ
  • 2 (to carry with one) أَخَذَ (stem vowel = u) (I) [an object] to take sb a present, to take a present to sb أَخَذَ هَديّةً إلى شَخْصٍ he took his umbrella with him أَخَذَ مَطَريَّتَهُ مَعَهُ to take sth upstairs/downstairs أَخَذَ شَيْئاً إلى الطابِقِ العُلْويِّ \ السُفْليِّ she forgot to take her passport نَسِيَتْ أنْ تَأْخُذَ جَوازَ سَفَرِها to take the letter to the post office أَخَذَ الرِسالةَ إلى مَرْكَزِ البَريدِ to take the car to the garage أَخَذَ السَيّارةَ إلى الكَراج
  • 3 (accompanying) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [one's son] [a visitor] I'll take you to your room سَآخُذُكَ إلى غُرْفَتِكَ to take sb to the station أَخَذَ شَخْصاً إلى المَحَطّةِ this road takes you straight to the stadium هذا الطَريقُ يَأْخُذُكَ مُباشَرةً إلى المَلْعَبِ to take the dog for a walk أَخَذَ الكَلْبَ في نُزْهةٍ I'll take you through the procedure سَأُريكَ كيف تَقومُ بالإجْراءِ his work takes him to many different countries يَجْعَلُهُ عَمَلُهُ يُسافِرُ إلى دُوَلٍ مُخْتَلِفةٍ كَثيرةٍ
  • 4 (to go by) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a bus] [taxi] [road]
  • 5 (to negotiate) [drivers] [cars] عَبَرَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a corner] [bend]
  • 6 (to capture, win) اسْتَوْلى (X) (+ على) [a town] [chess piece] he took my queen in three moves اسْتَوْلى على مَلِكَتي في ثَلاثِ نَقْلاتٍ
  • 7 (to have) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a bath] [shower] [holiday] to take a photo أَخَذَ صورةً
  • 8do you take milk and sugar in your coffee? هل تَتَناوَلُ \ تَشْرَبُ قَهْوَتَكَ بالحَليبِ والسُكَّرِ؟
  • 9 تَناوَلَ (VI) [aspirin] [amphetamine] he takes daily medication for hay fever يَأْخُذُ يَوْميًّا الدَواءَ لِحُمّى القَشِّ
  • 10 (to accept) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a bribe] [phone call]; [machine] قَبِلَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [a credit card] [coins] do you take credit cards? هل تَقْبَلُ بِطاقاتِ الائْتِمانِ؟ they are taking fifty more pupils at the school next year سَيَأْخُذونَ خَمْسينَ تِلْميذاً إضافيًّا في المَدْرَسةِ السَنةَ القادِمةَ will you take $100 for this watch? هل تَأْخُذُ 100$ مُقابِلَ هذه الساعةِ؟
  • 11 (to endure) تَحَمَّلَ (V) [pain] [criticism] she can't take a joke لا تَسْتَطيعُ أنْ تَتَحَمَّلَ المُزاحَ I can't take any more! لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَتَحَمَّلَ أَكْثَرَ!
  • 12 (to require) [activity] [course of action] تَطَلَّبَ (V) [time] [courage] [skill] learning a new language takes time and patience يَتَطَلَّبُ تَعَلُّمُ لُغةٍ جَديدةٍ وَقْتاً وَصَبْراً it takes three hours to get there يَسْتَغْرِقُ الوُصولُ إلى هُناكَ ثَلاثَ ساعاتٍ it takes a lot of skill to do that يَتَطَلَّبُ إنْجازُ ذلك الكَثيرَ من المَوْهِبةِ
  • 13 (to govern) تَعَدّى (V) (+ إلى) [a preposition] [an object]; أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a case] the preposition takes the genitive حَرْفُ الجَرِّ يَجُرُّ ما يَأْتي بَعْدَهُ
  • 14 (to deal with) تَعامَلَ (VI) [a matter] [the news] [comments] to take things one step at a time تَعامَلَ مع الأَشْياءِ على مَهْلٍ
  • 15 (to adopt) to take the view or attitude that … تَبَنّى الرَأْيَ القائِلَ إنّ ...
  • 16 (to assume) I take it that … أَفْتَرِضُ أنّ ... to take sb for or to be sth ظَنَّ أنّ شَخْصاً كانَ شَيْئاً what do you take me for? ماذا تَحْسَبُني؟ what do you take this poem to mean? ماذا تَظُنُّ أنّ هذه القَصيدةَ تَعْني؟
  • 17 (to consider) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a person] [an example] [a case] take John, for instance خُذْ جون، مَثَلاً
  • 18 أَخَذَ (stem vowel = u) (I) [the form] [shape] our next class will take the form of a debate سَيَأْخُذُ صَفُّنا القادِمُ شَكْلَ مُناظَرةٍ
  • 19 (to record) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [notes] [a statement] to have one's blood pressure taken أُخِذَ ضَغْطُ دَمِهِ
  • 20 (to have room for) [hall] [bus] اتَّسَعَ (VIII) (+ ل) [50 people] the tank takes 500 litres يَتَّسِعُ الخَزّانُ ل500 لتْرٍ the suitcase won't take any more clothes لن تَتَّسِعَ الحَقيبةُ لِمَلابِسَ أَكْثَرَ
  • 21 (to study) أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [a subject] [course] [lessons] she takes music lessons weekly تَأْخُذُ دُروساً في الموسيقى أُسْبوعيًّا
  • 22 [student] أَخَذَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [an exam] [a test]
  • 23 (to suit) ناسَبَ (III) [a size 10] what size do you take? (in clothes, shoes) أَيُّ مَقاسٍ يُناسِبُكَ؟
  • 24 (to subtract) طَرَحَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [a number] [quantity] to take five away from 32 طَرَحَ خَمْسةً من 32 take twenty from the total and add six اطْرَحْ عِشْرينَ من المَجْموعِ وَأَضِفْ سِتّةً
  • 25 (to officiate at) رَأَسَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [a service] [mass]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي took) (past participle/اسم المفعول taken)

  • [plant] [dye] نَجَحَ (I) (stem vowel = a) have the cuttings taken? هل نَجَحَ التَعْقيلُ؟


Phrasal verbs

take aback

take [sb] aback فاجَأَ \ صَدَمَ [شَخْصاً]

take after

take after [sb] اقْتَدى ب[شَخْصٍ] [one's parent]

take against

take against [sb] عادى [شَخْصاً]

take along

take [sb/sth] alongtake along [sb/sth] أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] مَعَهُ [a friend] [sample]

take apart

take apart فُكِّكَ إلى أَجْزاءٍ
take [sb/sth] apart (to dismantle) فَكَّكَ [شَيْئاً] إلى أَجْزاءٍ [an engine] [clock] 1.1 [informal/غير رسمي], (critically) انْتَقَدَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بِشِدّةٍ [an essay] [movie] [book] 1.2 (to defeat) [informal/غير رسمي], هَزَمَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [a team] [an opponent]

take aside

take [sb] aside أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً] جانِباً

take away

take [sb/sth] awaytake away [sb/sth] (to remove) أَخَذَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [a suspect] [the food] [pain] to take away sb's appetite أَفْقَدَ شَخْصاً شَهيَّتَهُ this medicine will take away the pain سَيَقْضي هذا الدَواءُ على الأَلَمِ 1.1 (to subtract) طَرَحَ [شَيْئاً] [a number] ten take away seven is three إذا طَرَحْتَ سَبْعةً من عَشَرةٍ تَحْصُلُ على ثَلاثةٍ we don't take anything away from his achievement لا نُنْقِصُ من إنْجازاتِهِ

take back

take [sth] backtake back [sth] (to return) [customer] أَعادَ [شَيْئاً] [faulty goods] 1.1 (to retract) تَراجَعَ عن [شَيْءٍ] [a statement] [one's words]
take [sb] back (to provoke memories) [sight] [smell] [song] ذَكَّرَ [شَخْصاً]
take [sb/sth] backtake back [sb/sth] (to accept again) اسْتَعادَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [an employee] [a spouse]

take down

take [sth] downtake down [sth] (to remove) أَزالَ [شَيْئاً] [a picture] [poster] 1.1 (to dismantle) فَكَّكَ [شَيْئاً] [a tent] [the scaffolding] 1.2 (to write down) [reporters] دَوَّنَ [شَيْئاً] [sb's name] [a statement] [the details]

take hold

take hold [disease] اسْتَحْكَمَ (X); [ideas] تَرَسَّخَ (V); [flames] سَيْطَرَ (I) (stem vowel = i) to take hold of sb's hands/an axe أَمْسَكَ بِيَدَيْ شَخْصٍ \ بِفَأْسٍ

take in

take [sb] intake in [sb] (to deceive) خَدَعَ [شَخْصاً] we were completely taken in! لَقَدْ خُدِعْنا! 1.1 (to allow to stay) أَسْكَنَ [شَخْصاً] في بَيْتِهِ [a relative] [lodger] [refugee]
take [sth] intake in [sth] (to understand) اسْتَوْعَبَ [شَيْئاً] [a situation] 1.1 (to observe) لاحَظَ [شَيْئاً] [the details] [scene] 1.2 (to cover, include) غَطّى [شَيْئاً] [a place] [the latest developments] we'll take in a show when we're in New York سَنُشاهِدُ عَرْضاً عِنْدَما نَكونُ في نِيويورْك 1.3 (to absorb) [roots] امْتَصَّ [شَيْئاً] [nutrients] [oxygen] 1.4 [boat] [ship] تَسَرَّبَ [شَيْءٌ] إلَيْهِ [water] 1.5 [dressmaker] ضَيَّقَ في [شَيْءٍ] [a skirt] [the waist] 1.6 (for payment) [ قَبِلَ أنْ يَعْمَلَ [شَيْئاً] في بَيْتِ شَخْصٍ ] [washing] [mending]

take off

take off (to leave the ground) [aircraft] أَقْلَعَ (IV) 1.1 (to succeed) [ideas] نَجَحَ (I) (stem vowel = a); [sales] ارْتَفَعَ (VIII) 1.2 [informal/غير رسمي], (to leave) انْصَرَفَ (VII)
take [sth] off (to deduct) to take 15% off the price خَصَمَ 15% من السِعْرِ 1.1 (to have as holiday) to take a week off أَخَذَ عُطْلةً لِأُسْبوعٍ
take [sth] offtake off [sth] (to remove) نَزَعَ [شَيْئاً] [a hat] [coat] [one's shoes] 1.1 (to withdraw) سَحَبَ [شَيْئاً] [a show] [play]
take [sb] offtake off [sb] (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي], (to imitate) [comedian] قَلَّدَ [شَخْصاً]
take [sb] off sth (to stop) [doctor] أَوْقَفَ [شَخْصاً] عن شَيْءٍ [a patient] he was taken off the treatment/medication تَوَقَّفَ عن تَناوُلِ العِلاجِ \ الدَواءِ

take on

take [sb/sth] ontake on [sb/sth] (to employ) [company] [employer] وَظَّفَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [staff] [a worker] 1.1 (to accept) قَبِلَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [work] [a task] [responsibilities] 1.2 (in competitions) نافَسَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [a team] [an opponent] they took on Arsenal in the cup نافَسوا أَرْسِنال في الكَأْسِ 1.3 (to assume) أَخَذَ [شَيْئاً] [meaning] [a colour] [look]

take out

take [sb/sth] outtake out [sb/sth] اقْتَلَعَ \ نَزَعَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (to remove) [a thorn] [splinter] [a tooth] I had to have a tooth/my appendix taken out كانَ من اللازِمِ أن أَقْتَلِعَ سِنّي \ أَسْتَأْصِلَ الزائِدةَ الدوديّةَ I want to take out $400 أُريدُ أنْ أَسْحَبَ 400$ 1.1 (socially) [ دَعا [شَخْصاً] للتَسْلِيةِ أو العَشاءِ خارِجَ البَيْتِ ] [a visitor] [girlfriend] [one's wife] to take sb out to dinner دَعا شَخْصاً للعَشاءِ خارِجَ البَيْتِ 1.2 (to go out with) خَرَجَ مع [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] [the children] [dog] 1.3 (to destroy) دَمَّرَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [the tank] [fighter] [bunker] 1.4to take it out on sb صَبَّ جامَ غَضَبِهِ على شَخْصٍ [anger] [frustration] she took it out on her family صَبَّتْ جامَ غَضَبِها على عائِلَتِها

take over

take over (to take control) [army] [faction] تَوَلّى مَسْؤوليّةً \ سُلْطةً
take over [sth] (to take control of) سَيْطَرَ على [شَيْءٍ] [a town] [country] [a business] shall I take over the driving for a while? هل عَلَيَّ أنْ أَتَوَلّى القِيادةَ لِبَعْضِ الوَقْتِ؟

take to

take to [sb/sth] [informal/غير رسمي] (to develop liking for) he has taken to her بَدَأَ يَتَعَلَّقُ بِها 1.1 (to begin) to take to drink بَدَأَ يَشْرَبُ he's taken to smoking بَدَأَ التَدْخينَ 1.2 (to go to) ذَهَبَ إلى [شَيْءْ] [the forest] [hills] to take to one's bed أَوى إلى فِراشِهِ street

take up

take up (to continue) تَوَلّى (V) to take up where someone else left off تَوَلّى المَسْؤوليّةَ من حَيْثُ انْتَهى شَخْصٌ آخَرُ
take up [sth] (to pull up) انْتَزَعَ [شَيْئاً] [a carpet]; أَزالَ [شَيْئاً] [track] [pathway] 1.1 (to start) بَدَأَ [شَيْئاً] [golf] [the guitar] to take up one's duties بَدَأَ في القِيامِ بِمَسْؤوليّاتِهِ 1.2 (to continue) واصَلَ [شَيْئاً] [a story] [discussion] 1.3 (to accept) قَبِلَ [شَيْئاً] [a challenge] [an offer] [invitation] to take up sb's case تَبَنّى قَضيّةَ شَخْصٍ 1.4 (to raise) to take sth up with sb لَفَتَ انْتِباهَ شَخْصٍ إلى شَيْءٍ 1.5 (to fill) اسْتَحْوَذَ على [شَيْءٍ] [sb's time] [space] [energy] 1.6 (to adopt) تَبَنّى [شَيْئاً] [a position] [stance] 1.7 (to shorten) ثَنى [شَيْئاً] [a skirt] [hem] [the curtains]
take [sb] up (to adopt) تَبَنّى [شَخْصاً] she was taken up by the surrealists تَبَنَّاها السِرْياليّونَ 1.1 (to accept) to take sb up on an invitation قَبِلَ دَعْوةَ [شَخْصٍ]

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