[ bih-teyk ]
/ bɪˈteɪk /

verb (used with object), be·took, be·tak·en, be·tak·ing.

to cause to go (usually used reflexively): She betook herself to town.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.

Origin of betake

First recorded in 1175–1225, betake is from the Middle English word bitaken. See be-, take Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for betake

/ (bɪˈteɪk) /

verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)

betake oneself to go; move
archaic to apply (oneself) to
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