taken

[ tey-kuh n ]
/ ˈteɪ kən /

verb

past participle of take.
Nonstandard. a simple past tense of take.

Idioms for taken

    taken with, charmed or captivated by: He was quite taken with your niece.

Definition for taken (2 of 2)

Origin of take

before 1100; Middle English taken to take, strike, lay hold of, grasp, late Old English tacan to grasp, touch < Old Norse taka to take; cognate with Middle Dutch taken to grasp, Gothic tekan to touch

OTHER WORDS FROM take

tak·a·ble, take·a·ble, adjectivetak·er, nounun·tak·a·ble, adjectiveun·take·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH take

bring take (see synonym study at bring)

synonym study for take

1. See bring.
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British Dictionary definitions for taken (1 of 3)

taken
/ (ˈteɪkən) /

verb

the past participle of take 1

adjective

(postpositive foll by with) enthusiastically impressed (by); infatuated (with)

British Dictionary definitions for taken (2 of 3)

take1
/ (teɪk) /

verb takes, taking, took or taken (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of take

takable or takeable, adjective

Word Origin for take

Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; related to Gothic tekan to touch

British Dictionary definitions for taken (3 of 3)

take2
/ (ˈtɑːkɪ) /

noun

NZ a topic or cause

Word Origin for take

Māori
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Idioms and Phrases with taken

take

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