to go to a restaurant, theatre, club, etc. with somebody you have invited
(informal) to kill somebody or destroy something They took out two enemy bombers.
- 1to remove something from inside somebody’s body, especially a part of it How many teeth did the dentist take out?
- 2to obtain an official document or service to take out an insurance policy/a mortgage/a loan to take out an ad in a newspaper
- 3(North American English) (British English take somethingaway) to buy cooked food at a restaurant and carry it away to eat, for example at home related noun takeaway, takeouttakeaway
to start legal action against somebody by means of an official document The police have taken out a summons against the driver of the car.