take something


take something
   to drink an intoxicant or use an illegal narcotic
   In various phrases:
    'Have you taken anything?' (This meant drugs.) (I. Murdoch, 1977)

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  • take something in — 1》 make a garment tighter by altering its seams. 2》 Sailing furl a sail. 3》 encompass, understand, or absorb something. 4》 casually visit or attend a place or event. → take …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something in — 1 she could hardly take in the news: COMPREHEND, understand, grasp, follow, absorb; informal get. 2 this route takes in some great scenery: INCLUDE, encompass, embrace …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something up — 1 he took up abstract painting: ENGAGE IN, practise; begin, start, commence. 2 the meetings took up all her time: CONSUME, fill, absorb, use, occupy; …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something on — 1》 undertake a task or responsibility. 2》 acquire a particular meaning or quality. → take …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something up — 1》 begin to engage in a pursuit.     ↘begin to hold or fulfil a position or post.     ↘accept an offer or challenge. 2》 occupy time, space, or attention. 3》 pursue a matter further. → take …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something in — 1) she could hardly take in the news Syn: comprehend, understand, grasp, follow, absorb; informal get 2) this route takes in some great scenery Syn: include, encompass, embrace, contain, comprise, cover …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take something up — 1) she took up abstract painting Syn: engage in, practice; begin, start, commence 2) the meetings took up all her time Syn: consume, fill, absorb, use, occupy; waste, squander …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take something on — 1 he took on more responsibility: UNDERTAKE, accept, assume, shoulder, acquire, carry, bear. 2 the study took on political meaning: ACQUIRE, assume, come to have. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something on — 1) he took on more responsibility Syn: undertake, accept, assume, shoulder, acquire, carry, bear 2) the study took on political meaning Syn: acquire, assume, come to have …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take something in — Syn: comprehend, understand, grasp, follow, absorb; informal get …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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