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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.