Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKES

It takes a man with some of the brains your pa had to make the game pay now.

I did hear, too, that she takes a flyer in the Street now and then.

When a woman loves a fierce man she takes the risk of his fierceness.

It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.

It takes time for anything that has turned bad to lose its good looks.

Will not any Rev. who has a living, say, "Who takes my living takes away my all!"

In the play, as Dr. Brandes sees, Antony takes on something of the "artist-nature."

It takes courage to step down from the pinnacle you stood on.

Shakespeare takes this character from the old play, and alters it but very slightly.

In the fifth act King Henry takes on the voice and nature of buried Hotspur.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.