to dismantle or disassemble
Max took the engine of his car apart, but couldn’t put it back together.
Max took the defective radio back to the sore where he bought it.
to retrieve something you gave or said
I take it back. Mark isn’t nearly as dumb as I said.
Max took his pants down so that the nurse could give him an injection.
to dismantle; disassemble; take apart
Max took down his tent and went home.
to lower one’s self-esteem
Mary’s constant criticism has taken Max down considerably.
to reduce in size; make smaller
Max lost a lot of weight and had to have all of his pants taken in.
to give shelter to; to receive as a guest, or lodger
The Smiths took Barney in while he was in town.
to see for enjoyment
We took in the sights in the morning and took in a movie later in the evening.
to depart (aircraft)
When the plane takes off, you must have your seatbelt on and your seat must be in its upright position.
to remove from something
I’m going to take my jacket off. It’s hot in here. Take you hand off my knee. I’m not that kind of girl.
undertake; assume; acquire
Max took on a lot of new responsibilities.
to contend against an opponent
I think I can take on Mike Tyson.
to take on someone a date
Max took Mary out to a fancy restaurant.
to extract; remove
Max takes out the trash every night.
to gain control of
Someday I will take over the world.
to pursue; turn one’s interest to
Max decided to take up гри в гольф.
to consume fill or time or space
Homework takes up all of my time.