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betake

[ bih-teyk ]
/ b瑟藞te瑟k /
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verb (used with object), be路took [bih-took], /b瑟藞t蕣k/, be路tak路en, be路tak路ing.
to cause to go (usually used reflexively): She betook herself to town.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.
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Origin of betake

First recorded in 1175鈥1225, betake is from the Middle English word bitaken.See be-, take
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British Dictionary definitions for betake

betake
/ (b瑟藞te瑟k) /

verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)
betake oneself to go; move
archaic to apply (oneself) to
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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