verb (intr, preposition)
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Words nearby take to
Idioms and Phrases with take to
Have recourse to, go to, as in They took to the woods. [c. 1200]
Develop as a habit or steady practice, as in He took to coming home later and later. [c. 1300]
Become fond of, like, as in I took to him immediately, or The first time she skied she took to it. This expression, from the mid-1700s, is sometimes expanded to take to it like a duck to water, a simile dating from the late 1800s.
take to be. Understand, consider, or assume, as in I took it to be the right entrance. [Mid-1500s] Also see the subsequent entries beginning with take to.