take out

take out

  1. To remove.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0056 ↗:
      Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  2. To escort someone on a date.
    Let me take you out for dinner.
  3. (idiomatic) To immobilize with force; subdue or incapacitate.
  4. (slang, idiomatic) To kill or destroy.
    The soldiers were instructed to take out the enemy base by any means necessary.
  5. (colloquial) To win a sporting event, competition, premiership, etc.
  6. (transitive) To obtain by application by a legal or other official process.
    take out a loan;  take out medical insurance;  take out a membership;  take out a patent
Translations Translations
  • Russian: приглаша́ть
  • Spanish: sacar
Translations Noun
  1. Misspelling of takeout

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