Phrasal Verbs with “Take”

In this week’s blog we “take” a look at the various phrasal verbs that are connected with the word “take”. We provide a definition for the expression and give you an example that tries to explain it in the best way possible. Let’s go!

Take Up:

To begin or start a new hobby, such as a sport, another language or a musical instrument.

Tony has recently taken up learning German, and he says it’s very difficult at the beginning.


Take After:

To resemble, look like or act like someone.

He really takes after his father when it comes to working, he is such a hard worker.

Take In:

To understand or to receive information fully.

I found the information in the lesson very difficult to take in because there was too much.

Take Off:

To remove clothes, or for a plane to leave the ground.

My plane takes off at 7am tomorrow morning, so I will have to be at the airport at 5am.

Take Down:

To copy or write information or notes that are given to you.

Class, you should take down all of these notes because they are all going to be on the exam next week. 

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Take Back:

To return something to its original place.

I’m going to take this cardigan back to the shop, because it is too big for me.

Take Over:

To gain control over a group of people or situation.

The principal of the school is sick this week, so the Vice Principal will take over her responsibilities.

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Take On:

To employ or hire a new person.

There was too much work for the other builders so we had to take on another worker.





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