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Definition of take / on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

take / on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    take something/somebodyon

     
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  1. 1to decide to do something; to agree to be responsible for something or someone I can't take on any extra work. We're not taking on any new clients at present.
  2. 2(of a bus, plane, or ship) to allow someone or something to enter The bus stopped to take on more passengers. The ship took on more fuel at Freetown.