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taking

[ tey-king ]
/ ˈteɪ kɪŋ /
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noun
adjective
captivating, winning, or pleasing.
Archaic. infectious or contagious.
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Origin of taking

1300–50; Middle English takyng (gerund). See take, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM taking

tak·ing·ly, adverbun·tak·ing, adjective
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How to use taking in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for taking

taking
/ (ˈteɪkɪŋ) /

adjective
charming, fascinating, or intriguing
informal infectious; catching
noun
something taken
(plural) receipts; earnings

Derived forms of taking

takingly, adverbtakingness, noun
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