take advantage of
phrasal 1. to use to advantage ; profit by 2. to impose on ; exploit; also to exploit sexually

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, / (by some advantage of superior knowledge or of opportunity),


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  • take advantage of — {v. phr.} 1. To make good use of. * /The cat took advantage of the high grass to creep up on the bird./ * /Jean took advantage of the lunch hour to finish her homework./ 2. To treat (someone) unfairly for your own gain or help; make unfair use of …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take advantage of — {v. phr.} 1. To make good use of. * /The cat took advantage of the high grass to creep up on the bird./ * /Jean took advantage of the lunch hour to finish her homework./ 2. To treat (someone) unfairly for your own gain or help; make unfair use of …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take advantage of — verb a) To use or make use of. He took advantage of the swimming pool every day of his visit. b) To exploit. She took advantage of his desparation …   Wiktionary

  • take advantage of — Synonyms and related words: abuse, benefit from, bleed, bleed white, capitalize on, carpe diem, cash in, cash in on, deceive, drain, exploit, foist on, ill use, impose on, impose upon, improve, improve the occasion, make capital of, make hay,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • To take advantage of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take advantage of — Advantage Ad*van tage (?; 61, 48), n. [OE. avantage, avauntage, F. avantage, fr. avant before. See {Advance}, and cf. {Vantage}.] 1. Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take advantage — verb a) To profit from a situation. She took advantage of the economic crisis to exchange some money. b) To make use of something …   Wiktionary

  • To take care of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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