from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Possessing or exhibiting strong qualities of initiative, leadership, and management: "take-charge people who are the center of all the action” ( George F. Will).


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  • Mrs. Laudeman said in her strong, take-charge voice.


  • Sean Hannity is a power bottom, a bossy little take-charge beeyotch.

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  • In other words, Greenberg was old school, a take-charge owner who did what he wanted.

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  • I turned off the tremolo, giving it a harder, take-charge sound.

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  • This take-charge attitude, particularly in contrast with Obama's apparent deference toward the generals, has generated glowing tributes to the Pentagon head in Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times.

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  • So much for the the savvy, take-charge CEO persona Jay-Z likes to present to the world.

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  • British actress Amanda Mealing Four Weddings and a Funeral, who plays a take-charge colonel, says the cast and crew came to work the day after bin Laden was taken down, and compared the stories on Strike Back to the Special Forces mission to hunt the Al Qaeda leader.

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  • He's also the most active, inquisitive, outgoing, and take-charge little boy you'll meet.

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  • In addition to a new coach, the Tigers face a key loss for next season with the departure of forward Trevor Booker, a 6-7 bull who was a take-charge guy at both ends of the court.

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  • Looking forward to the weekend, here's what it all means: For the women, there could be a new, throwback Wimbledon champion in Kvitova, who has the potential to become the take-charge No. 1 the game has been longing for.

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