[ tey-kuhn ]
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  1. past participle of take.

  2. Nonstandard. a simple past tense of take.

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Idioms about taken

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

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How to use taken in a sentence

  • A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.

    Among the Sioux | R. J. Creswell
  • What course was taken to supply that assembly when any noble family became extinct?

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.

    Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum

British Dictionary definitions for taken


/ (ˈteɪkən) /

  1. the past participle of take 1

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

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