Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To take'

Idioms - Verb 'To take'

to take a back seat poner en segundo plano
to take a bow hacer una reverencia
to take a chance arriesgarse
to take a dim view on something ver algo con malos ojos
to take a fancy to quedarse prendado de
to take a hike irse a freír espárragos
  • When I started to work as a doctor, my personal life kind of took a back seat.
  • The actor who played Macbeth received a standing ovation and he took a bow.
  • Sam wasn't sure which way to turn so he took a chance and turned left.
  • My parents took a dim view on my marriage because I was too young.
  • Al never liked jazz but all of a sudden he took a fancy to swing music.
  • This drunkard kept asking me for a dime so I told him to take a hike.
to take a hint captar una indirecta
to take a joke aceptar una broma
to take a leaf out of someone's book seguir el ejemplo de alguien
to take a powder salir corriendo
to take a shine to sentir simpatía por
to take a stand adoptar una postura
  • I said I was tired, Peter took the hint and we went home.
  • Frank, don't get so angry! Can't you take a joke? He was just kidding.
  • You should take a leaf out of your brother's book and study hard.
  • We were writing grafitti on a wall but we took a powder when a teacher came.
  • Our son took a shine to our neighbors' children. They play together all the time.
  • The Mayor has to take a stand on the matter and settle it.
to take advantage of aprovecharse de
to take as gospel tomar por cierto
to take by storm tomar por asalto
to take by surprise tomar por sorpresa
to take effect entrar en vigor
to take exception to ofenderse por
  • Taxi drivers often take advantage of tourists.
  • When I was a boy, I took everything my dad said as gospel.
  • Our band is taking Europe by storm but can't seem to make it at home.
  • The President's sudden death took the whole world by surprise.
  • This is an old law, it took effect in 1963.
  • Aunt Ruth took exception to your forgetting her birthday.
to take five tomarse sinco minutos de descanso
to take flight darse a la fuga
to take for granted dar por sentado
to take heart animarse
to take into account tener en cuenta
to take issue with someone discrepar con alguien
  • All right, take five and then come back, we still have a lot to do.
  • The robbers took all the money they could and then took flight.
  • I used to take my parents for granted but now they're far away I need them.
  • Joe was afraid of flying but one day he took heart and took a plane to New York.
  • Beth got the job because they took into account that she speaks five languages.
  • Ed's friend took issue with him on the war on terrorism.
to take it easy tomárselo con calma
to take it on the chin aguantar algo con resignación
to take it or leave it tomarlo o dejarlo
to take it personally/to heart ofenderse por algo
to take it with a pinch of salt tomárselo con pinzas
to take its toll afectar
  • After the heart attack, my father had to take it easy and stay home for a while.
  • Robert's going through a lot of bad things but he's taking it on the chin.
  • Either you come with us or you stay at your aunt's. Take it or leave it.
  • I only said she looked a little tired but she took it to heart!
  • Stan lies a lot, you should take what he says with a pinch of salt.
  • Sitting in the sun at the wrong hours will really take its toll on your skin.
to take kindly to gustar
to take leave of your senses perder completamente la cabeza
to take one's cue from someone seguir el ejemplo de alguien
to take one's hat off to someone quitarse el sombrero ante alguien
to take one's lumps llevarse los palos
to take pains tomarse la molestia
  • Mr. Jefferson does not take kindly to being late for work.
  • Is that Joan rolling in the mud? Has she taken leave of her senses?
  • Mike took his cue from his father and went to Med school.
  • I take my hat off to the people who get up at 5 in the morning to go to work.
  • Kate knows what she did was wrong, she takes her lumps.
  • Hank took great pains to find a drugstore open last night and buy your medicine.
to take place tener lugar, suceder
to take pot luck tomar lo que haya
to take root arraigar
to take someone at their word decidir creerle a alguien
to take someone for a ride tomarle el pelo a alguien
to take someone into one's confidence confiar en alguien
  • The press conference will take place tomorrow at 9 o'clock at the Four Seasons hotel.
  • There were only two discos in town so we took pot luck and went to the first one we found.
  • Communism never really took root in the rest of the world.
  • Eva promised she would come to dinner so I took her at her word and made lasagne.
  • The guy told me he came from an aristocratic family but he was taking me for a ride.
  • Mr. Welsh took me into his confidence and told me the company was in trouble.
to take someone to task criticar a alguien
to take someone's name in vain hablar (mal) de alguien
to take someone's part tomar partido por alguien
to take something in one's stride tomarse algo con calma
to take something lying down aceptar algo sin protestar
to take the bull by the horns tomar el toro por las astas
  • Miss Harrison took Jimmy and Benny to task for talking in class.
  • We were taking your name in vain and telling nasty things about you.
  • No one ever takes my part at home, everything is always my fault!
  • The critics were fierce towards her performance but she took it in her stride.
  • When I was a kid and my parents told me off I never took anything lying down!
  • Martha finally took the bull by the horns and went to a rehab clinic.
to take the biscuit/cake llevarse el premio
to take the edge off/sting out of something suavizar algo
to take the heat off someone darle un respiro a alguien
to take the law into one's own hands hacer justicia por mano propia
to take the plunge tirarse a la pileta
to take the rap pagar el pato
  • Pam's husband is lazy but he also beats her. That really takes the biscuit.
  • The birth of Susan's grandson took the edge off her husband's recent death.
  • Fred's illness has taken the heat off his infamous brother.
  • If the state doesn't protect the citizens, they'll take the law into their own hands.
  • William took the plunge and asked Paula to marry him! At last!
  • The girl's mother takes the rap for the boy's murder and goes to jail.
to take the rough with the smooth estar a las duras y a las maduras
to take the words out of someone's moouth sacarle la palabra de la boca a alguien
to take the wind outof someone's sails desanimar a alguien
to take to one's heels salir corriendo
to take umbrage ofenderse por algo
to take up the cudgels for something romper una lanza por algo
  • Living together isn't easy, Meg. You have to take the rough with the smooth.
  • How did you know I was going to say that? You took the words out of my mouth!
  • I was going to tell the boss I quit but he told me I was promoted and it took the wind out of my sails.
  • We were having lunch by our tent when we saw a snake and we took to our heels.
  • Father O'Connor took umbrage when some people fell asleep during the sermon.
  • The government has taken up the cudgels against piracy.