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take a bow to come forward or stand up to receive applause, recognition, or praise.
take a hike (slang) to leave because one is not wanted.
take a stab at to try or attempt.
take advantage of to use for your own benefit; treat selfishly. [2 definitions]
take after to look or act like.
take apart to separate into its pieces or parts.
take back to retrieve something given to another person. [2 definitions]
take care of to look after, watch over, or protect. [2 definitions]
take cover to seek protection or a hiding place.
take down a peg to make humbler.
take effect to start operating; start to work.
take into account to consider.
take note of to observe carefully so as to remember.
take one's breath away to fill suddenly with great surprise; startle.
take part to join with or support someone.
take place to happen.
take root to send out new roots; begin to grow or become fixed in the ground. [2 definitions]
take shape to come to have a more complete form.
take stock in to consider important.
take the bull by the horns to handle a difficult problem in a direct manner, even if one is afraid.