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 his 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 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.