- 1verb + preposition + object 1.1 (respond well to, develop liking for) See examples: he didn't take to life in the countryshe doesn't take readily to changeno se adaptó a la vida en el campoI don't take kindly to being talked about behind my backno se adapta bien a los cambiosshe took to teaching immediatelyno me hace ninguna gracia que hablen de mí a mis espaldasthey took to each other at onceenseguida le tomó gusto a la enseñanzala enseñanza se le dio bien desde el principioI never took to himse gustaron inmediatamente1.2 (form habit of) See examples: to take to drinknunca llegó a gustarmeto take todarse a la bebida
-ingshe's taken to paintingwe've taken to using the car morele ha dado por pintarshe's taken to calling us at all hourshemos empezado a usar más el coche1.3 (go to) See examples: to take to the hills (rebels)le ha dado por llamarnos a todas horashuir al monte(walkers)everyone took to the fire escapeir por el monteto take to the streets to take to one's bedtodo el mundo se precipitó hacia la salida de incendiosmeterse en cama
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.