Phrasal verbs with ‘take’
Phrasal verbs are idiomatic phrases including a verb and either a preposition or an adverb or a combination of the two. Below you can learn the most common phrasal verbs with ‘take’ and read some examples.
Meaning: to resemble, be similar to i.e. a parent or family member.
Example: You take after you mother when it comes to appearance and your father when it comes to character.
Take something back
Meaning: return an item to the store
Example: I have to take back the shoes I bought for Molly, they turned out to be too small for her.
Take something down
Meaning: to disassemble something or write something on a piece of paper
Example: My son built a Lego tower, but he had to take it down, because it was taking up the whole room.
I was involved in a hit and run, but I managed to take down the runaway’s plate number.
Meaning: an airplane starting or for something to become very successful
Example: What time does our plane take off? I don’t want to miss it!
My business took off really fast. I wasn’t expecting this.
Take somebody in
Meaning: to allow someone to stay in your house, give them shelter.
Example: My friend had a fight with his girlfriend so I took him in for the night.
Take somebody out
Meaning: invite someone to the restaurant or the cinema or any other entertainment with the intention of paying for them.
Example: My boyfriend always takes me out to our favorite restaurant for my birthday.
Take something on
Meaning: accept a task or responsibility
Example: Helen’s boss asked her to take on a new project even though she is really busy.
Take something out on somebody
Meaning: treat someone innocent badly to get rid of your frustrations.
Example: Don’t take out you fight with Jenny on me, I wasn’t even there!
Take something up
Meaning: to start doing something regularly
Example: Jessica has taken up yoga recently, she was looking for something to help her get rid of back pain.
Take something up with somebody
Meaning: to discuss with or complain to someone about a problem
Example: I’m sorry that you feel this way Sir, but I am only following protocol. If you like you can take this up with my manager.
Come back to CourseFinders.com for more phrasal verbs.
Find your perfect language school Search CourseFinders to find the course for you