take aside

Also, take to one side. Talk to another privately or away from others, as in The doctor took Pat aside to explain what she had to do, or The boss took William to one side rather than criticize his work in front of his colleagues.


Nearby words

  1. take aim,
  2. take amiss,
  3. take an interest,
  4. take apart,
  5. take as gospel,
  6. take at face value,
  7. take away,
  8. take away from,
  9. take back,
  10. take by storm

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