Phrasal verbs with take
Here is a list of phrasal verbs with take.
To take after somebody is to resemble them.
- The baby takes after his dad.
- I don’t take after my dad or mom. (= I don’t resemble my dad or mom.)
To take something away is to remove, seize or capture it. This is a separable phrasal verb.
- The robbers took his possessions away.
- The baby was allegedly taken away by a middle aged woman.
To take back is to retract something you said.
- The opposition forced the minister to take back his controversial statements on moral policing.
- I shouldn’t have said that – I take it back.
To take someone back is to remind them of something in the past.
- That song took me back to my university days.
To take an item back to the store is to return it.
- The meat isn’t good. I am going to take it back to the shop.
To take down is to write down what is said.
- Please take down. My number is …
- The teacher asked the students to take down the notes.
To take something down is to remove it from a high place.
- The authorities asked the company to take down their huge billboards.
To take somebody for something is to consider them as
- Don’t take me for an idiot.
When a plane takes off, it leaves the ground.
- To take off your shoes is to remove them.
- In India, people usually take off their shoes before entering a house.
To take days off work or school is to be absent.
- As she was ill, she took a day off school.
To take on a responsibility is to accept it.
- If he is not willing to take on the responsibility we will have to find someone else.