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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOOK BACK

And that was the thought which Grace took back with her to Overton.

Every one on 'em's took back as much as three generations for their noses an' tempers.

Then Father Giang was frightened, and took back his promise.

"You had a secret, then," said Richard, as he took back the bank-note.

Coupeau turned round, and took back the iron that Zidore was holding for him.

He'd have took back the clubhouse, but he couldn't, as the deed of gift was free and clear.

I flung myself with a groan on my seat, and took back my oars.

They then took back all that was in the subterranean dwelling to the vessel, and departed.

I also took back with me in my bag a tinned tongue and some pears.

He took back the shifty, clever gleam, and replaced it with one of innocence.

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.