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Definition of partake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they partake
    he / she / it partakes
    past simple partook
    past participle partaken
    -ing form partaking
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  1. 1[intransitive] partake (of something) (old-fashioned or humorous) to eat or drink something, especially something that is offered to you Would you care to partake of some refreshment?
  2. 2[intransitive] partake (in something) (old-fashioned) to take part in an activity They preferred not to partake in the social life of the town.
  3. Phrasal Verbspartake of something
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