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take

v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

take

(Acquire), verb adopt, attach, carry, derive, excise, gain, get, impound, impress, obtain, preempt, procure, profit, reap, secure, sequester
Associated concepts: take effect, take over

take

(Deceive), verb betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, dupe, fool, gull, lead astray, mislead, victimize

take

(Seize), verb apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, capture, confiscate, embezzle, extort, grab, hijack, loot, pilfer, plunder, purloin, usurp
Associated concepts: burglary, grand larceny, grand theft, larceny, take a case from the jury, trespassing

take

(Understand), verb adopt, catch on, estimate, get the meaning of, grasp the meaning, hold as, set down as account as, take for, view as
See also: acquire, adopt, apprehend, appropriate, arrest, attach, carry, confiscate, derive, despoil, endure, excise, gain, hijack, impound, impress, inherit, loot, obtain, partake, pilfer, plunder, preempt, procure, profit, purloin, reap, receive, secure, seize, sequester, spoils, suffer, transport, trust, usurp

TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

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Perry had previously said taking down the flag might be a "good conversation that needs to be had.
A Nike ad featuring Paralympian and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius that has the tagline "I Am The Bullet In The Chamber" has been taking down from the runner's website after the shooting death of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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Hendry Addison, 69, said: "The tree is in the centre of the village and I was helping out by taking down the decorations before the tree itself was taken down.
LIVERPOOL council sparked outrage by taking down patriotic flags on St George's Day.
Like locusts we ride, destroying everything in our path, taking down silos and shredding water towers.
Clancy clearly lays out the secrets for finding and taking down trophy quality whitetail bucks outside of their rutting season.
Others indicated there were sinister forces trying to hurt the labor movement in Los Angeles by taking down Ludlow, who gave up his City Council seat after just two years to take over as the chief of the Federation of Labor - a position left vacant by the death of Miguel Contreras in May.
Loosely defined, controlled demolition is the taking down of a building in a safe manner that allows the debris generated to be under the control of the demolition contractor as much as possible and not bouncing around the job site.