7. carry off, remove, appropriate; steal, rob, purloin, pilfer, abstract, fleece, Sl. swipe, Sl. pinch; shoplift; palm, Sl. boost, walk off with, Sl. crook, Sl. cop, Sl. rip off; pirate, Sl. lift, Inf. crib, plagiarize; confiscate, impound, commandeer, arrogate, usurp, expropriate, accroach; peculate, embezzle, misappropriate, Law. defalcate.
8. kill, destroy, put to death; liquidate, erase, obliterate, blot or wipe out, carry off, finish off; annihilate, exterminate, massacre, decimate.
take away or
off subtract, deduct, withdraw, remove, Archaic, subduct; discount, Inf. lop off, Sl. knock off, reduce; take from, devalue, devaluate, lessen, weaken, diminish.
10. carry, Inf. tote, bear, bring, deliver, transmit; convey, transport; conduct, escort, guide, usher, lead.
11. clear, negotiate, get over or around, hurdle; vault or leap or spring or bound over; make it over.
12. captivate, charm, attract, fascinate; delight, enchant, enthrall, enrapture, bewitch; lure, snare, ensnare; dazzle, transport, mesmerize, hypnotize; hold [s.o.'s] attention, entertain, divert, amuse.
13. require, call for, need, have need for, demand, insist upon, want.
14. occupy, fill, fill up, use up, consume.
15. act, perform, do, execute; operate, work, take effect, be effective, be efficacious; Inf. do the trick.
16. study, pursue, practice, learn, take up; school oneself in, steep oneself in, apply oneself to, occupy oneself with; prepare for a career in.
17. grasp, understand, comprehend, apprehend, get; realize, perceive, know.
18. assume, undertake, adopt, enter upon, begin, set about, attend to; take upon oneself, accept, take responsibility for.
take it presume, understand, gather, infer, deduce; suppose, guess, surmise, deem, reckon, suspect; imagine, believe, fancy, think.
take after resemble, look like, favor, remind one of, be the spit and image or spitting image of, be a chip off the old block; be like, bear resemblance to, be out of the same mold or cut from the same cloth, be brothers under the skin; echo, reflect, mirror, image, copy.
21. take off after follow, chase, give chase, pursue, run or fly after, make after, Brit, chevy; hound, dog, bedog; stalk, course, track, run down.
take back a. repossess, re-claim; accept back, welcome, forgive, forgive and forget,
b. exchange, return, bring back; trade, swap, switch; get one's money back.
c. remind, put in mind of, awake or call up memories of, make nostalgic,
d. retract, recant, unsay, disavow, Inf. eat or swallow one's words; deny, gainsay, repudiate, disclaim; back down, renege, backtrack, back-pedal, Inf. flip-flop.
take down a. lower, let down, depress, drop; let sink, vail, dip.
b. dismantle, disassemble, take apart, tear down; raze, level, demolish, destroy, fell.
c. record, write down, put in or commit to writing; set down, chronicle, document, make a note or memorandum of.
d. humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, disgrace; degrade, debase, abase; discredit, devalue, detract; belittle, demean, deprecate, disparage.
take in a. admit, let in, open the door to, give access or entree to.
b. lodge, board, house, quarter, billet, accommodate,
c. include, encompass, embrace, contain, comprise, cover,
d. grasp, comprehend; assimilate, absorb,
e. deceive, trick, cheat, defraud; cozen, dupe, gull, pull the wool over [s.o.'s] eyes, bamboozle, hoodwink, Sl. homswoggle; bilk, swindle, overcharge, mulct, Sl. soak, Sl. clip.
f. observe, notice, note; see, perceive, pick up, Inf. catch; not miss a trick or thing.
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.