take to

  1. develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation
    She took to drink
    Men take to the military trades
  2. have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
    She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window
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How To Use take to In A Sentence

  • He stopped the seamen and dock workers joining the strike, but he did not take too hard a line.
  • Marathon runners will take to Sukhumvit Highway southbound towards Sattahip before returning to the finish line.
  • This is all captured in the toy sax sound that just honks the root note as if someone who can't really play the sax has been given one lesson and one take to give it their best shot.
  • If I were rolling in discretional funds, I might want one as a fun gun to take to the range, just to see the local Rambos react to it. A Tactical Side-by-Side Shotgun?
  • It's a mistake to think of Florida only in terms of its tourist attractions.
  • But, Dorothea," he said, remonstrantly, "you can't undertake to manage a man's life for him in that way. Middlemarch
  • You can just see the mental process by which they work out how many squat thrusts it will take to work off each pillow of dough. Times, Sunday Times
  • A friend, he explained, had promised to meet him in that place; and though the shopwoman plainly doubted his veracity, and kept a sharp eye that he did not take to his heels with the cairngorm, she did not go so far as to suggest his removing himself from the zone of temptation. The Ashiel mystery A Detective Story
  • Connie: How long will it take to uncover the city?
  • I was going to go into the types of medication one can take to numb their emotions and fill their empty husk with medical happiness, but I'm far too depressed for that now.
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