take to

verb(intr, preposition)
  1. to make for; flee to: to take to the hills

  2. to form a liking for, esp after a short acquaintance: I took to him straightaway

  1. to have recourse to: to take to the bottle

  2. take to heart to regard seriously

Words Nearby take to

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How to use take to in a sentence

  • I'll take to-day's eggs to father's store on the way and ask him if he minds our having a little walk.

    The Story Of Waitstill Baxter | By Kate Douglas Wiggin

Other Idioms and Phrases with take to

take to

Have recourse to, go to, as in They took to the woods. [c. 1200]

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