#EngVocab: Phrasal Verbs with Take

Good evening, fellas! How was your Wednesday? Did you have a good day like I did? Well, I took some tourists from Malta and Malaysia for a walk in Menteng, Jakarta. It was nice!

Tonight, let’s talk about phrasal verbs from the word “take”. A Phrasal verb is a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb and a preposition, an adverb, or both.

As a verb, “take” has a lot of meanings. Can you mention one of the meanings? Here are several meanings of take:

1) Remove; e.g. Has anything been taken?

2) Move; e.g. Take the book to the library!

3) Accept; e.g. Do they take credit cards here?

4) Hold; e.g. Take an egg and break it into the bowl.

And there are several other meanings of “take”.

Now, if you combine “take” with other verb or preposition or adverb, it can mean something else. Do you know any phrasal verbs with “take”?

1) Take after somebody | Meaning: have similar appearance or personality (especially a relative).

e.g. My sister takes after our dad. They have the same blue eyes and brown hair.

2) Take something apart | Meaning: separate something into parts.

e.g. The mechanic is taking my car apart so he can fix it.

3) Take something on | Meaning: accept some work or responsibility.

e.g. I’ll take the new project on. I still have plenty of free time.

4) Take somebody up on something | Meaning: accept an offer or an invitation.

e.g. Why don’t you stay at my place? Really? I might take you up on that!

5) Take something in | Meaning: a) receive & understand information.

e.g. I couldn’t take in the lecturer’s explanation. He spoke so fast!

  1. b) make clothing smaller so that it fits you. E.g. I need to take these jeans in an inch. I’m losing weight.

Those are 5 among many other phrasal verbs with “take”.

Compiled and written by @faridardian for @EnglishTips4u on Oct 21, 2015

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