take out

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "take out":
present tense I/you/we/they take out he/she/it takes out present participle taking out past tense took out past participle taken out
1) to remove something from a pocket, bag etc

Henry took out his wallet.

The officer started to take her notebook out.

2) to take someone to a place like a cinema or a restaurant and usually pay for them
take someone out for something:

She's taking her parents out for dinner.

3) to get something officially, especially from an insurance company, bank, or law court

They've taken out a huge advertisement in the national press.

When you take out insurance, read the small print.

4)
a) informal to kill someone
b) to destroy something by attacking it with weapons

The night bombing raid took out the bridge.

5) British to make a piece of clothing more loose, so that it fits you
6) take it out of you
mainly spoken to need a lot of effort and to make you feel very tired

Playing tennis in this heat really takes it out of you.

7) take someone out of themselves
informal to help someone to forget their problems

She ought to go out and have fun, it'd take her out of herself.

8) take something out on someone to make someone suffer because you are angry, upset, or tired, even though it is not their fault

When he's under pressure at work, he takes it out on me.


English dictionary. 2014.

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