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taking

[tey-king] /ˈteɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that takes.
2.
the state of being taken.
3.
something that is taken.
4.
an action by the federal government, as a regulatory ruling, that imposes a restriction on the use of private property for which the owner must be compensated.
5.
takings, receipts, especially of money earned or gained.
6.
Archaic. a state of agitation or distress.
adjective
7.
captivating, winning, or pleasing.
8.
Archaic. infectious or contagious.
Origin of taking
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English takyng (gerund). See take, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
takingly, adverb
untaking, adjective
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taking

/ˈteɪkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
charming, fascinating, or intriguing
2.
(informal) infectious; catching
noun
3.
something taken
4.
(pl) receipts; earnings
Derived Forms
takingly, adverb
takingness, noun
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