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take to

  • 1verb + preposition + object 1.1 (respond well to, develop liking for) he didn't take to life in the country
    no se adaptó a la vida en el campo
    she doesn't take readily to change
    no se adapta bien a los cambios
    I don't take kindly to being talked about behind my back
    no me hace ninguna gracia que hablen de mí a mis espaldas
    she took to teaching immediately
    enseguida le tomó gusto a la enseñanza
    la enseñanza se le dio bien desde el principio
    they took to each other at once
    se gustaron inmediatamente
    I never took to him
    nunca llegó a gustarme
    1.2 (form habit of) to take to drink
    darse a la bebida
    to take to -ingshe's taken to painting
    le ha dado por pintar
    we've taken to using the car more
    hemos empezado a usar más el coche
    she's taken to calling us at all hours
    le ha dado por llamarnos a todas horas
    1.3 (go to) to take to the hills
    huir al monte
    ir por el monte
    everyone took to the fire escape
    todo el mundo se precipitó hacia la salida de incendios
    to take to the streets to take to one's bed
    meterse en cama
  • 2verb + object + preposition + object (use on) [colloquial]I had to take a hammer to it
    le tuve que dar con un martillo
    she took a belt to him
    le dio con una correa
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