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

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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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As a 'nontower' airport, De Jesus said airport personnel had no way of stopping pilots from taking off because they could not communicate with them.
Quoting eyewitnesses the report said that the jet caught fire shortly after taking off and came down on the runway.
From the supermarket where he works near the airport, Jose Luis, 49, said he could see the plane taking off before it banked and plunged to the ground.
-Var of fighter jets while taking off and landing on the base
US drones had previously executed a single lethal air strike against an ISIS targets in Syria but this was the first time manned US fighter jets had carried out raids after taking off from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik base.
Although it looks very pretty in May and early June, taking over from the spring flowers, we need to be ruthless about taking off all the flowered stems before they can seed themselves.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into whether two planes were too close to each other as one was taking off and the other landing at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday afternoon, an agency spokeswoman said tonight.
Newcastle is almost three times busier, with a plane landing and taking off every 15 minutes.
2 with 1,216 planes landing and taking off, carrying 138,000 passengers.
Entrepreneur Mark Weir, 45, died after taking off in an Aerospatiale helicopter at just after 7pm on March 8 last year from the Honister Slate Mine attraction that he owned in the Lake District.
Summary: Tunisian airlines have suspended flights to Libya's capital Tripoli after armed men swarmed the runway and stopped a plane from taking off, a company official said yesterday.