taken with, be

Be attracted to or charmed by, as in I was quite taken with those watercolors, or The composer seemed to be taken with the young soprano who performed his songs. [First half of 1500s]


Nearby words

  1. takeback,
  2. takedown,
  3. takelma,
  4. taken,
  5. taken aback,
  6. takeoff,
  7. takeout,
  8. takeout double,
  9. takeover,
  10. taker

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