A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.

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  1. An act of taking.
  2. Something that is taken; a haul.
  3. A profit, reward, bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback.
    He wants half of the take if he helps with the job.
    The mayor is on the take.
  4. An interpretation or view; perspective.
    What’s your take on this issue, Fred?
  5. An attempt to record a scene.
    It’s a take.
    Act seven, scene three, take two.
  6. A catch.
  7. A facial gesture in response to an event.
    I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.
  8. A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.
  9. The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.


  1. To get or put something into one's or someone's possession or control.
    1. To grasp with the hands.
    2. To pick up and move to oneself.
      1. To carry or move, especially to a particular destination.
      2. To lead; to conduct.
    3. To choose.
      1. To accept.
  1. To gain a position by force.
  1. To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
  2. To capture using a photographic camera.
  3. To form a likeness of; to copy; to depict.
    1. To deliver, give (something); to entrust.
      1. To have or change a state of mind or body.
  4. To endure or cope with.
  5. To assume or interpret to be.
    1. To become.
  6. To enroll (in a class, or a course of study).
  7. To participate in, undergo, or experience.
  8. To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
  9. To perform or undertake, for example, a task.
    1. To experience or feel, for example, offence.
      1. To go.
    2. To require or limit.
  10. To support or carry without failing or breaking.
  11. To need, require.
    1. To last or expend amount of time.
  1. To decide or to act.
    1. To not swing at a pitch.
    2. To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.
    3. To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
    4. To be the player who performs (a free kick, etc.).
    5. Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear.
  2. To have sex with.
  3. To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)
  4. To stick, persist, thrive or remain.
  5. To use.
  6. To decide, react, or interact.
    1. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
      1. To consider as an instance or example.
    2. To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
      1. To bear without ill humour or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure.
    3. To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept.
      1. To draw; to deduce; to derive.
      2. To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
        1. To understand or interpret.

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