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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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"For some it happens very quickly and others it takes time.
Such therapeutic relation building takes time. And though its focus may include the biochemical, cognitive, and behavioral, it goes far beyond these dynamics in both breadth and depth.
"It takes time for me to open up and tell someone how I am feeling.
"He has changed shape and formations but that takes time - it takes time for them to take on board information and whether or not he's clear in his mind exactly which way he wants to go long-term only time will tell."
"People just think instantly they're going to be unbelievable, but sometimes it takes time.
As the super-hyped device makes its march across the world, Sky News takes time out to see whether it's worth the fuss.
"I think that takes time to realise, and team togetherness takes time to settle in."
IT TAKES TIME, a Grade 1-winnng chaser for owner David Johnson when trained by Martin Pipe, has been retired, writes Andrew King.
It takes time and appreciates the inadequacy of the present testimony.
"It takes time to establish the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
Whether you spit out or swallow the seeds, it takes time to eat.
Sometimes, "the perfect is the enemy of the good." Before you grumble that aiming for perfection has to be a good thing, consider this: It's not a good thing if aiming for perfection takes time away from doing the day-to-day things that have to be done.