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

  • v. Past tense of take.

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  • v. Simple past of take.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of take.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.
  • n. Preterit and obsolete or vulgar past participle of take.


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  • _In the seventh year Jehoiada_ sent and took the captains of sent and took the captains of the Carians and runners, strengthened himself and _took the captains_, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.


  • Why, if I was took at all, I should want to be "_took_."

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  • That merely implies that he _took him_, went to him and laid his hands upon him, thus connecting the cure with himself, and then released him, set him free, took his hands off him, turning at once to the other guests and justifying himself by appealing to their own righteous conduct towards the ass and the ox.

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  • The furnishing of the house Mrs. Bettesworth took upon herself; and Sally _took upon herself_ to find fault with every article that her mother bought.

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  • Early on, he leased songs from smaller labels or did one-off sessions in Jackson or Houston, but it was when he discovered J&M Studios in New Orleans and the musicians who worked there that his label took off.

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  • The intense, earthy outgrowth of gospel singing was an expression of black culture; the term took hold about the same time as soul food and was followed by political figures who were eager to be said to have soul.

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  • A few weeks before the Rubin incident, another label took her to

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  • And in the early twentieth century, with concepts of the unconscious mind much discussed in Europe and the United States, such social uses of the word took a new turn.

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  • Gradually the word took on the meaning of causing a delaying action by taking advantage of the senatorial right to speak interminably on any subject without restriction.

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  • Through the years, the name took on a different significance.

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