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take
British English: /teɪk/
American English: /teɪk/

Translation of take in Italian:

noun

transitive verb pass. took p.pass. taken

  • 1 (take hold of)
    prendere (object, money)
    to take somebody by the arm, hand
    prendere qualcuno per il braccio, per (la) mano
    to take somebody by the throat
    afferrare qualcuno alla gola o prendere qualcuno per il collo
    to take somebody's arm
    prendere qualcuno sottobraccio
    to take somebody's hand
    prendere la mano a qualcuno
    to take something from
    prendere qualcosa da (shelf, table)
    prendere qualcosa in (drawer, box)
    to take something out of something
    tirare fuori qualcosa da qualcosa
    the passage is taken from his latest book
    il brano è tratto dal suo ultimo libro
  • 2 (use violently)to take a knife, an axe to somebody
    vibrare coltellate, menare colpi d'ascia contro qualcuno
  • 3 (have by choice)
    fare (bath, shower)
    fare, prendersi (holiday)
    to take lessons
    prendere lezioni (in di)
    we take a newspaper, three pints of milk every day
    prendiamo il giornale, tre pinte di latte ogni giorno
    we take the Gazette
    compriamo o prendiamo la Gazette
    I'll take some apples, please
    vorrei delle mele, per favore
    take a seat!
    accomodatevi!
    to take a wife, a husband [archaic]
  • 4 (carry along)
    portare (object)
    to take somebody to school, to work, to the hospital
    accompagnare qualcuno a scuola, al lavoro, all'ospedale
    to take a letter, a cheque to the post office
    portare una lettera, un assegno all'ufficio postale
    to take chairs into the garden to take the car to the garage the book? he's taken it with him
    il libro? se l'è portato dietro
    to take somebody something, to take something to somebody
    portare qualcosa a qualcuno
    to take somebody dancing, swimming
    portare qualcuno a ballare, a nuotare
    to take something upstairs, downstairs
    portare qualcosa di sopra, di sotto
    you can't take him anywhere! [humorous]
    non puoi portarlo da nessuna parte! non si può andare in giro con uno così!
  • 5 (lead, guide)I'll take you through the procedure
    vi illustrerò la procedura
    to take the actors through the scene
    calare gli attori nella scena
    I'll take you up to the second floor, to your room
    ti accompagno al secondo piano, alla tua camera
  • 6 (transport)to take somebody to
    (bus)
    portare qualcuno in (place)
    (road, path)
    portare o condurre qualcuno a (place)
    his work takes him to many different countries
    il suo lavoro lo porta a viaggiare in molti paesi
    what took you to Rome?
  • 7 (use to get somewhere)
    prendere (bus, taxi, plane etc.)
    prendere, imboccare (road, path)
    take the first turn on the right, left
    prendi la prima (svolta) a destra, a sinistra
  • 9 (accept)
    accettare, prendere (bribe, money)
    prendere (patients, pupils)
    accettare (job)
    prendere (phone call)
    (machine)
    prendere (coin)
    (shop, restaurant etc.)
    accettare (credit card, cheque)
    (union, employee)
    accettare (reduction, cut)
    will you take £10 for the radio?
    vi vanno bene 10 sterline per la radio?
    that's my last offer, take it or leave it!
    questa è la mia ultima offerta, prendere o lasciare!
    whisky? I can take it or leave it!
    il whisky? mi è indifferente
  • 10 (require)
    (activity, course of action)
    richiedere (patience, skill, courage)
    it takes patience, courage to do it takes three hours, years etc. to do
    ci vogliono tre ore, anni ecc. per fare
    it won't take long
    non ci vorrà molto
    it took her 10 minutes to repair it
    ci ha impiegato 10 minuti a ripararlo
    the wall won't take long to build it won't take long to do the washing-up
    non ci vorrà tanto a lavare i piatti
    it would take a genius, a strong person to do that
    ci vorrebbe un genio, una persona robusta per fare quello
    to have what it takes
    avere tutto quello che ci vuole (to do per fare)
    typing all those letters in two hours will take some doing!
    sarà dura battere a macchina tutte quelle lettere in due ore!
    she'll take some persuading
    ci vorrà del bello e del buono per convincerla
  • 11 (Linguistics)
    (verb)
    reggere, prendere (object)
    (preposition)
    essere seguito da (case)
  • 12 (endure)
    sopportare (pain, criticism)
    accettare (punishment, opinions)
    I find their attitude hard to take
    trovo il loro modo di fare duro da reggere
    he can't take being criticized she just sat there and took it!
    è stata lì e ha incassato senza battere ciglio!
    he can't take a joke
    non accetta le battute o non sta allo scherzo
    go on, tell me, I can take it! I can't take any more!
  • 13 (react to)
    prendere (news, matter, criticism, comments)
    to take something well, badly
    prendere qualcosa bene, male
    to take something seriously, lightly
    prendere qualcosa sul serio, con leggerezza
    to take things one o a step at a time
  • 14 (assume)I take it that …
    suppongo che …
    to take somebody for o to be something
    prendere qualcuno per
    what do you take me for? what do you take this poem to mean?
    che significato dai a questa poesia?
  • 15 (consider as example)
    fare (example)
    prendere (in esempio) (person, case)
    take John (for example), he has brought up a family by himself
    prendi John (per esempio), ha allevato i figli tutto da solo
    let us o if we take the situation in Italy take Stella, she never complains!
    guarda Stella, non si lamenta mai!
  • 16 (adopt)
    adottare (view, attitude, measures, steps)
    to take a soft, tough line on somebody, something
    adottare la linea dura, morbida con qualcuno, qualcosa
    to take the view o attitude that …
    essere dell'avviso che …
  • 18 (hold)
    (hall, bus)
    (potere) contenere (50 people, passengers etc.)
    (tank, container)
    (potere) contenere (quantity)
    the tank, bus will take…
    il serbatoio, l'autobus può contenere…
    the cupboard, the suitcase won't take any more clothes
    nell'armadio, nella valigia non ci stanno più vestiti
  • 19 (consume)
    prendere (sugar, milk, pills, remedy)
    to take tea, lunch with somebody (British English) [formal]
    prendere un tè, fare pranzo con qualcuno
    to take drugs
  • 20 (wear)
    (in clothes) portare, avere (size)
    to take a size 4 (in shoes)
    portare il 37
  • 22 (Mathematics) (subtract)
    sottrarre (number, quantity) (from da)
  • 24 (School, University) (sit)
    dare (exam)
    fare (test)
  • 25 (teach)
    (teacher, lecturer)
    fare lezione a (students, pupils)
    to take somebody for Geography, French
    fare lezione di geografia, di francese a qualcuno
  • 26 (officiate at)
    (priest)
    celebrare (service, wedding)
    dire (mass, prayer)
  • 27 (capture)
    (army, enemy)
    prendere, espugnare (fortress, city)
    (in chess)
    (player)
    mangiare (piece)
    (person)
    prendere, vincere (prize)
    to take somebody hostage
    prendere qualcuno in ostaggio
    to take somebody prisoner
    fare qualcuno prigioniero
    to take a trick (in cards)
    fare un punto

intransitive verb pass. took p.pass. taken

Idioms

to be on the take

[informal]
prendere bustarelle

I'll take it from here

[figurative]
ricomincio da qui

to take it o a lot out of somebody

chiedere tanto a qualcuno

to take it upon oneself to do

to take somebody out of himself

fare distrarre o fare divertire qualcuno

you can take it from me,…

credimi,…

Phrasal verbs

take aback:

take [somebody] aback
cogliere alla sprovvista (person)

take after:

take after [somebody]
(as)somigliare a, prendere da (father, mother etc.)

take against:

take against [somebody]
prendere [qualcuno] in antipatia

take along:

take [somebody, something] along, take along [somebody, something]
portare (person)

take apart:

1 take apart
smontarsi
does it take apart?
si smonta?
2 take [somebody, something] apart 2.1 (separate into parts)
smontare (car, machine)
2.2 [informal] [figurative] (defeat)
(player, team)
massacrare (opponent, team)
2.3 [informal] (criticize)
(person, critic, teacher)
fare a pezzi, criticare (essay, film, book)

take aside:

take [somebody] aside
prendere [qualcuno] in disparte

take away:

take [somebody, something] away, take away [somebody, something] 1.1 (remove)
togliere, levare (object) (from da)
portare via (person) (from da)
fare passare (pain, fear, grief) (from da)
“two hamburgers to take away, please” (British English)
“due hamburger da portar via, per favore”
to take away somebody's appetite
fare passare l'appetito a qualcuno
1.2 [figurative] (diminish)that doesn't take anything away from his achievement 1.3 (subtract)
sottrarre (number) (from da)
ten take away seven is three
dieci meno sette fa tre

take back:

1 take [something] back, take back [something] 1.1 (return to shop)
(person, customer)
riportare, portare indietro (goods) (to a)
1.2 (retract)
ritirare (statement, words)
I take it back
ritiro quello che ho detto
2 take [somebody] back (cause to remember)
fare ricordare il passato a (person)
this song takes me back to my childhood
3 take [somebody, something] back, take back [somebody, something] (accept again)
ritornare con (partner)
riprendere (employee)
riprendere (gift, ring)
(shop)
prendere indietro (goods)

take down:

take [something] down, take down [something] 1.1 (remove)
tirare giù (book, vase, box, curtains)
1.2 (lower)
tirare giù (skirt)
1.3 (dismantle)
smontare (tent, scaffolding)
1.4 (write down)
annotare (name, statement, details)

take hold:

take hold
(disease, epidemic)
propagarsi
(idea, ideology)
diffondersi
(influence)
accrescersi
to take hold of (grasp)
prendere, afferrare (object, hand)
[figurative] (overwhelm)
(feeling, anger)
sopraffare (person)
(idea)
ossessionare (person)

take in:

1 take [somebody] in, take in [somebody] 1.1 (deceive)
ingannare (person)
he was taken in
è stato imbrogliato
don't be taken in by appearances! I wasn't taken in by him
1.2 (allow to stay)
accogliere (person, refugee)
2 take in [something] 2.1 (understand)
capire, comprendere (situation)
I can't take it in!
non ci posso credere!
2.2 (observe)
esaminare (detail)
osservare (scene)
2.3 (encompass)
includere, comprendere (place, developments)
2.4 (absorb)
(root)
assimilare (nutrients)
(person, animal)
assorbire (oxygen)
[figurative]
immergersi in (atmosphere)
2.5 (Nautical) (boat)
prendere (water)
2.6 (Clothing) (alter)
stringere (dress, skirt etc.)
2.7 (accept for payment)
fare [qualcosa] a domicilio (washing, mending)
2.8 [informal] (visit)
andare a (play, exhibition)

take off:

1 take off 1.1 (leave the ground)
(plane)
decollare
1.2 [figurative]
(idea, fashion)
prendere piede
(product)
decollare
(sales)
impennarsi
1.3 [informal] (leave hurriedly)
filare (via), tagliare la corda
2 take [something] off 2.1 (deduct)to take £10 off (the price)
ridurre il prezzo di 10 sterline
2.2 (have as holiday)to take two days off
prendere due giorni di vacanza
I'm taking next week off
la prossima settimana me la prendo di vacanza
2.3 (make look younger)that hairstyle takes 15 years off you!
con quella pettinatura dimostri 15 anni di meno!
3 take [something] off, take off [something] 3.1 (remove)
togliersi, sfilarsi (clothing, shoes)
togliere (lid, feet, hands) (from da)
togliere dal menu (dish)
sopprimere (train)
to take something off the market
ritirare qualcosa dal mercato
3.2 (amputate) 3.3 (withdraw)
annullare (show, play)
4 take [somebody] off, take off [somebody] 4.1 [informal] (imitate)
fare il verso a (person)
4.2 (remove)to take somebody off the case
(police)
togliere il caso a qualcuno
to take oneself off
partire (to per)
andarsene (to a)

take on:

1 take on (get upset)don't take on so
(stay calm) non te la prendere
(don't worry) non ti preoccupare
2 take [somebody, something] on, take on [somebody, something] 2.1 (employ)
assumere, prendere (staff, worker)
2.2
(compete against) (team, player)
giocare contro (team, player)
(fight) combattere contro, affrontare (person, opponent)
to take somebody on at chess, at tennis
sfidare qualcuno a scacchi, a tennis
2.3 (accept)
accettare, prendere (work, task)
assumersi, prendersi (responsibilities)
2.4 (acquire)
prendere (look, significance, colour, meaning)

take out:

1 take out
togliersi
does this take out?
questa cosa si può togliere? si toglie?
2 take [somebody, something] out, take out [somebody, something] 2.1 (remove)
togliere (object) from (of da)
(dentist)
estrarre (tooth)
(doctor)
togliere, asportare (appendix)
(from bank)
ritirare (money) (of da)
take your hands out of your pockets!
2.2 (go out with)
uscire con (person)
to take somebody out to dinner, for a walk
portare qualcuno fuori a cena, a fare una passeggiata
2.3 (eat elsewhere)
portare via (fast food)
“two hamburgers to take out, please!”
“due hamburger da portare via, per favore!”
2.4 (deduct)
detrarre (contributions, tax) (of da)
2.5 [informal] (kill, destroy)
distruggere (installation, target)
2.6to take something out on somebody
sfogare qualcosa su qualcuno (anger, frustration)
to take it out on somebody
prendersela con qualcuno

take over:

1 take over 1.1 (take control)
(of town, country, party) (army, faction)
prendere il potere
he's always trying to take over
vuole sempre comandare lui
1.2 (be successor)
(person)
subentrare (as come)
to take over from
succedere a (predecessor)
2 take over [something] 2.1 (take control of)
prendere il controllo di (town, country)
dirigere (business)
shall I take over the driving for a while?
vuoi che guidi un po' io?
2.2 (Economics)
rilevare (company)

take part

prendere parte
to take part in
prendere parte o partecipare a (production, activity)

take place

take round:

take [somebody, something] round
portare in giro (person, visitor)
portarsi dietro (dog, object)

take to:

take to [somebody, something] 1.1 (develop liking for)he has really taken to her, to his new job
è veramente preso da lei, dal suo nuovo lavoro
1.2 (begin)to take to doing [informal]
mettersi a fare
he's taken to smoking she's taken to wearing a hat
ha cominciato a portare il cappello
1.3 (go)
ritirarsi su (hills)
rifugiarsi in (forest)
to take to one's bed
(sick person)
mettersi a letto
to take to the streets
= diventare un barbone

take up:

1 take up (continue story etc.) to take up where somebody, something left off
riprendere da dove qualcuno, qualcosa si era interrotto
to take up with
aggregarsi a (person, group)
2 take up [something] 2.1 (lift up)
rialzare (pavement, track)
2.2 (start)
darsi a (golf, guitar)
cominciare (job)
to take up a career as an actor to take up one's duties o responsibilities
assumersi le proprie responsabilità
2.3 (continue)
riprendere (story, discussion)
ricominciare (cry, refrain)
2.4 (accept)
accettare (offer, invitation)
raccogliere (challenge)
to take up somebody's case (Law)
2.5to take something up with somebody
sollevare qualcosa con qualcuno (matter)
2.6 (occupy)
richiedere (time, energy)
2.7 (adopt)
prendere (position, stance)
2.8 (shorten)
accorciare (skirt, curtains etc.)
2.9 (absorb)
(sponge, material, paper)
assorbire (liquid)
3 take [somebody] up 3.1 (adopt) [figurative]this technique was taken up by the surrealists
questa tecnica è stata adottata dai surrealisti
3.2to take somebody up on
(challenge) contestare a qualcuno (point, assertion)
(accept)to take somebody up on an invitation, an offer
accettare l'invito, la proposta di qualcuno

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