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Phrasal Verbs: Take

Phrasal Verbs: Take. Study and learn the common English phrasal verbs with take. Learn phrasal verb meanings and how to use phrasal verbs in English conversation. Learning phrasal verbs is  important for all English learners and will help you improve English quickly.

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Phrasal Verbs: Take

Take apart

to disassemble

Kevin took his gun apart to clean it.

Take back

to return to a store

My new computer is so slow!  I am going to take it back to the store.

to retract

I am sorry I called you that name.  I take it back.

to make (sb) nostalgic

The smell of her perfume took me back to better days.

Take down

to disassemble and/or remove

We always take our Christmas tree down in January.

Take in

to adopt

Brad and Angelina have taken in many children.

to absorb everything

Joyce really loved the opera last night, she took in everything.

Take off

*to depart

What time does our flight take off?

to remove

I always take my shoes off when I get home.

*to boom, to increase rapidly

Sales of the iPhone really took off after 2007.

Take on

to assume

Francisco took on many new responsibilities when his baby was born.

Take out

to treat somebody on a date

I would love to take Tara out;  I would wine and dine her.

to extract or remove

Have you taken the trash out?

Take over

*to gain control of

In 1917, the Bolsheviks took over the government in Russia.

Take up

*to start a new hobby

I took up painting last year.  I paint almost every Sunday.

*to fill time

Homework takes up so much time.

The phrasal verbs with an asterisk (*) are inseparable.

When the direct object is a pronoun, it must be placed in the middle of a two-word phrasal verb. Example: Larry took her out. NOT: Larry took out her.

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Phrasal Verbs: Take
Exercises and Practice

A. Phrasal Verbs: Take. Fill in the blank with the preposition(s) that make the most sense:

  1. My brother took _________ the toaster and now we have to microwave our bagels.
  2. Quincy was 80 when he took ______ skydiving.
  3. Alright, alright, I take it _______, you’re a great cook. I should never have said anything.
  4. Susan’s little sister’s friends have taken ________ the living room.
  5. You should really take _______ the photo of you and your ex, you broke up a year ago.
  6. If you forgive me, I’ll take you ______ for sushi.
  7. Phrasal verbs are a lot to take _______.
  8. When you are promoted, you take ______ new responsibilities.
  9. Hugh took _____  about five minutes ago. He told me to tell you thanks for everything.

B.Phrasal Verbs: Take.Complete the sentences using the best take phrasal verb in the correct form:

  1. I have been bored lately; I think I will __________________________________ a new hobby.
  2. Disney World is overwhelming for small children; it’s hard for them to _____________________ everything.
  3. I hope these free English lessons __________________________________ and become very popular.
  4. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to say that. I __________________________________ what I said.
  5. We usually __________________________________ the Christmas lights around January 8th.

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