The English verb TO TAKE (past tense – TOOK) has many different meanings and uses.
Here are some of the uses of this verb:
1. To take – remove or steal something
e.g. He took the book from the shelf to look at the cover. (=to remove) or
He took the money from the table when no one was looking.(=to steal)
2. To Take down – to write some notes
e.g. When the teacher was talking he took down some notes to understand the meaning.
3. To Take – to wear a particular size in clothes/shoes
e.g. -What size shoe do you take? –Size 10, I have big feet.
-What is your dress size, madam? -I usually take a size 8.
4. To take it easy – to relax and do nothing
e.g. You have been working hard all week you should take it easy for the next few days.
5. To Take a break – to have a short holiday/rest
e.g. He booked a spa resort for his wife and himself. They wanted to take a short break before the busy season started.
6. To take a shower or bath – to wash or bathe.
e.g. They were going out for dinner so he took a shower and changed his clothes when he came home.
7. To take – to accept something
e.g. Does this shop accept credit cards?