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
Want to be a domineering jerk and take charge of things on the Internet and yell at people who disagree with you?
Can you imagine an American broadcasting company asking an Englishman to take charge of it?A Well-Spoken Invasion:The Brits Taking Over American Media | Lloyd Grove | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hope that somehow she can see herself in me and take charge if there are any possibilities.Her Husband Shot This 17-Year-Old Afghan Girl In The Face—And She Lived | Nina Strochlic | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Ukrainian revolution is a powerful example of the capacity of a people to take charge of its own destiny.
So I started to take charge when anybody got hurt playing ball.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
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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