verb (used with object), be·took, be·tak·en, be·tak·ing.
Examples from the Web for betake
Deny him any playground but a hole-and-corner court, and you'll find that he'll betake himself to hole-and-corner games in it.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
Hill stations have become very accessible by rail, and to these Europeans betake themselves in great numbers for the hot months.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
It may have been this episode which gave him a temporary inclination to betake himself to a monastic life: but this did not last.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
To men and women who betake themselves to active life, two things befall.The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises|Richard Rolle of Hampole
Even now was it coming towards them, so it were well that they should betake themselves to some safer spot.Celtic Tales|Louey Chisholm