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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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Idioms for take

Origin of take

before 1100; Middle English taken to take, strike, lay hold of, grasp, late Old English tacan to grasp, touch < Old Norse taka to take; cognate with Middle Dutch taken to grasp, Gothic tekan to touch

synonym study for take

1. See bring.

OTHER WORDS FROM take

tak·a·ble, take·a·ble, adjectivetak·er, nounun·tak·a·ble, adjectiveun·take·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH take

bring take (see synonym study at bring)
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British Dictionary definitions for take back (1 of 3)

take back

verb (adverb, mainly tr)

to retract or withdraw (something said, written, promised, etc)
to regain possession of
to return for exchangeto take back a substandard garment
to accept (someone) back (into one's home, affections, etc)
to remind one of the past; cause one to reminiscethat tune really takes me back
(also intr) printing to move (copy) to the previous line

British Dictionary definitions for take back (2 of 3)

take1
/ (teɪk) /

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

noun

Derived forms of take

takable or takeable, adjective

Word Origin for take

Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; related to Gothic tekan to touch

British Dictionary definitions for take back (3 of 3)

take2
/ (ˈtɑːkɪ) /

noun

NZ a topic or cause

Word Origin for take

Māori
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Idioms and Phrases with take back (1 of 2)

take back

1

Retract a statement, as in I said you weren't much of a cook but after that dinner I take it all back. This usage was first recorded in 1775.

2

take one back. Return in thought to a past time, as in That music takes me back to the first dance I ever went to. [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with take back (2 of 2)

take

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