Definition of take noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//teɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//teɪk//
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  1. 1a scene or part of a film/movie that is filmed at one time without stopping the camera We managed to get it right in just two takes. See related entries: Making films
  2. 2[usually singular] (informal) an amount of money that somebody receives, especially the money that is earned by a business during a particular period of time synonym takings How much is my share of the take? The auction was predicted to make $20 million, but the actual take turned out to be half that figure.
  3. 3take on something (informal) the particular opinion or idea that somebody has about something What's his take on the plan? a new take on the Romeo and Juliet story (= a way of presenting it) see also double take
  4. Word Originlate Old English tacan ‘get (especially by force), capture’, from Old Norse taka ‘grasp, lay hold of’, of unknown ultimate origin.Idioms (informal) to accept money from somebody for helping them in a dishonest or illegal way
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: take