[ teyk-chahrj ]
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  1. able or seemingly able to take charge: She is a take-charge management type.

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How to use take-charge in a sentence

  • Bidding a young bank manager take charge of the detachment, Frank led the newcomer rapidly to headquarters.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • He was further instructed to hand over his consulate archives to the British Consul, who would take charge of American interests.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • "I'll take charge of this, Captain Dobson," he brusquely informed the red-faced numskull.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • I hoped Daddy would get my letter and come and take charge of the search himself.

  • Buy up the men, maybe, and start fights, and be sort of forced to take charge so's to get my drive through.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland

Other Idioms and Phrases with take-charge


Assume control, command, or responsibility, as in I'll take charge of selling the tickets if you'll do the publicity, or They're not happy about the counselor who took charge of the children. [Late 1300s]

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