take to
phrasal 1. to go to or into <
take to the woods
>
2. to apply or devote oneself to (as a practice, habit, or occupation) <
take to begging
>
3. to adapt oneself to ; respond to <
takes to water like a duck
>
4. to conceive a liking for

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  • take to — {v.} 1. To go to or into; get yourself quickly to. Often used in the imperative. * /Take to the hills! The bandits are coming!/ * /We took to the woods during the day so no one would see us./ * /Take to the boats! The ship is sinking./ * /We… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take to — {v.} 1. To go to or into; get yourself quickly to. Often used in the imperative. * /Take to the hills! The bandits are coming!/ * /We took to the woods during the day so no one would see us./ * /Take to the boats! The ship is sinking./ * /We… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To take to — Take Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take to one's heels — also[show a clean pair of heels] {v. phr.} To begin to run or run away. * /When he heard the police coming, the thief took to his heels./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take to one's heels — also[show a clean pair of heels] {v. phr.} To begin to run or run away. * /When he heard the police coming, the thief took to his heels./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To take to heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Take to the Skies — Infobox Album | Name = Take To The Skies Type = Album Artist = Enter Shikari Released = flagicon|UK March 19, 2007flagicon|USA October 30, 2007 iTunes: March 18, 2007 Recorded = 2006 2007 at The Outhouse in Reading UK Genre = Post hardcore… …   Wikipedia

  • To take to the road — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take to wife — Wife Wife, n.; pl. {Wives}. [OE. wif, AS. wif; akin to OFries. & OS. wif, D. wijf, G. weib, OHG. w[=i]b, Icel. v[=i]f, Dan. viv; and perhaps to Skr. vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. vibrare to vibrate, E. vibrate. Cf. Tacitus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take to task — Task Task (t[.a]sk), n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche, LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate. See {Tax}, n. & v.] 1. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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