take for
phrasal to suppose to be; especially to suppose mistakenly to be

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take for — {v.} To suppose to be; mistake for. * /Do you take me for a fool?/ * /At first sight you would take him for a football player, not a poet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for — {v.} To suppose to be; mistake for. * /Do you take me for a fool?/ * /At first sight you would take him for a football player, not a poet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — phrasal trick, cheat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take for granted — phrasal 1. to assume as true, real, or expected 2. to value too lightly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for a ride — See: TAKE FOR A RIDE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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