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PostSubject: What's your take on this?   Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:36 am

  • Please take a ticket.

  • Excuse me, I have to take a piss.

  • The director called for another take.

  • He did a double-take.

  • She has a unique take on things.

  • I'm not going to take any more.

  • He's going to do whatever it takes.

  • Take it easy.
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PostSubject: Re: What's your take on this?   Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:19 am

Etymonline says:
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OED calls take "one of the elemental words of the language;" take up alone has 55 varieties of meaning in that dictionary's 2nd print edition. Basic sense is "to lay hold of," which evolved to "accept, receive" (as in take my advice) c. 1200; "absorb" (take a punch) c. 1200; "choose, select" (take the high road) late 13c.; "to make, obtain" (take a shower) late 14c.; "to become affected by" (take sick) c. 1300.

Take five is 1929, from the approximate time it takes to smoke a cigarette. Take it easy first recorded 1880; take the plunge "act decisively" is from 1876; take the rap "accept (undeserved) punishment" is from 1930. Phrase take it or leave it is recorded from 1897. To take it out on (someone or something) "vent one's anger on other than what caused it" is by 1840.
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