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Pronunciation: /teɪk/

Translation of take in Italian:


vt (pt took pp, taken)

  • prendere; (to a place) portare [person, object]; (contain) contenere [passengers etc]; (endure) sopportare; (require) occorrere; (teach) insegnare; (study) studiare [subject]; fare [exam, holiday, photograph, walk, bath]; sentire [pulse]; misurare [sb's temperature] take something to the cleaner's portare qualcosa in lavanderia take somebody home (by car) portare qualcuno a casa take somebody prisoner fare prigioniero qualcuno be taken ill ammalarsi take something calmly prendere con calma qualcosa take the dog for a walk portare a spasso il cane take one's time doing something fare qualcosa con calma this will only take a minute ci vuole solo un minuto I take it that… (assume) presumo che… take it from me! (believe me) dai retta a me! take hold [idea, disease] prendere piede take part prendere parte take part in prendere parte a take place svolgersi


Phrasal verbs

take aback

vt (surprise) cogliere di sorpresa

take after

vt assomigliare a

take against

vt (turn against) prendere in antipatia

take apart

vt (dismantle) smontare

take away

vt (with one) portare via; (remove) togliere; (subtract) sottrarre ‘to take away’ ‘da asporto’

take back

vt riprendere; ritirare [statement]; (return) riportare [indietro] she took him back (as husband, boyfriend) lo ha perdonato

take down

vt portare giù; (remove) tirare giù; (write down) prendere nota di

take in

vt (bring indoors) portare dentro; (to one's home) ospitare; (understand) capire; (deceive) ingannare; riprendere [garment]; (include) includere; vedere [film etc]

take off

vt togliersi [clothes]; (deduct) togliere; (mimic) imitare take time off prendere delle vacanze take oneself off andarsene
vi [Aeron] decollare; [infml], (leave) andarsene; (become successful) decollare

take on

vt farsi carico di; assumere [employee]; (as opponent) prendersela con take it on oneself to do something arrogarsi il diritto di fare qualcosa

take out

vt portare fuori; togliere [word, stain]; (withdraw) ritirare [money, books] take out a subscription to something abbonarsi a qualcosa she took a pen out of her pocket ha preso una penna dalla tasca I'm taking my wife out tonight esco con mia moglie stasera take somebody out to dinner portare a cena fuori qualcuno it'll take you out of yourself (take your mind off things) servirà a distrarti take it out on somebody [infml], prendersela con qualcuno

take over

vt assumere il controllo di [firm]
vi take over from somebody sostituire qualcuno (permanently) succedere a qualcuno

take to

vt (as a habit) darsi a I took to her (liked) mi è piaciuta

take up

vt portare su; accettare [offer]; intraprendere [profession]; dedicarsi a [hobby]; prendere [time]; occupare [space]; tirare su [floorboards]; accorciare [dress] take something up with somebody discutere qualcosa con qualcuno take somebody up on something (question further) chiedere ulteriori chiarimenti a qualcuno su qualcosa I'll take you up on your offer (accept) accetto la tua offerta
vi take up with somebody legarsi a qualcuno

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