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Take – phrasal verb

Take up – start a sport or an activity

I think I'll take up cycling this summer.

Take off – a plane leaving the ground

The plane took off at 5.45pm.

Take off – to start a trip

They took off after breakfast.

Take off – to strip a garment

He took off his hat before he sat down.

Take over – to become in charge of

The new boss will take over next week.

Take over – when a company buys another company

The company has been taken over by its biggest rival.

Taken aback – be surprised or shocked a lot

I was taken aback by his impertinent remark.

Take on – to employ somebody

She was taken on as a new PA.

Take on – to compete or fight against

After being fired, he took on his former employer.

Take after – look or behave like an older member of the family

She took after her mother.

Take to somebody/something – to start liking

They took to him very quickly.

Take to – develop an ability for

She took to tennis after just a couple of lessons.

Take in – to include

This tour takes in 4 museums and an art gallery.

Take in – understand or remember something

I told him many times but he doesn't seem to take it in.