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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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One reason, according to the project's managing director, Gary Oster, is that Americans think taking time off will negatively impact their manager's perception of them.
As suspense looms over who would be the next chief minister of the state, Deo, one of the Chief Minister hopefuls for Chhattisgarh told ANI, "We have more than one eligible name that is why process is taking time, in any case final result came late on 11th so it has just been four days today.
Nearly half, 47%, of all workers surveyed said they felt a sense of shame or guilt for taking time off, and 42% of those think their co-workers are seriously shaming them and not just joking.
Taking time for yourself to reduce stress will help you to more effectively deal with all the other parts of your life that aren't as enjoyable.
"A lot of active dads were taking time during the lunch hour or during the workday to exercise," Mailey said.
Summary: The Lebanese artist Dolly Shaheen recently had surgery and is taking time off to recover
Summary: Eva Longoria Parker is taking time off her busy A-list schedule to organise a fund-raising dinner gala at the hotel Le Meurice in Paris.
Paltrow was asked if it was hard coming back after taking time off.
About 85% of women over 60 and 60% of those under 60 admitted that taking time out from work to care had affected their ability to save into a pension.
She acknowledges that taking time off isn't easy, but says, "If you're struggling or feeling burned out, it's good.
However, they were slightly more reserved about admitting to taking time off after breaking up with someone.