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25. take it out of Informal,

a. exhaust, drain, enervate, tire, fatigue, weary; wind, fag, Inf. tucker, Inf. bush, SI. poop out.
b. penalize, punish; exact payment, extort, wrest, wrench, wring, milk, bleed, squeeze.
26. take on a.
hire, employ, engage, retain, contract with, secure the services of, enlist, Inf. take on board.

b. undertake, assume. See - take (def. 18). c. challenge, face, pit oneself against, contend against, oppose, rival, compete with, vie with.

d. overreact, emote, overplay, overact; get excited or all excited, Inf get in a stir or tizzy or dither; blow one's top, SI. lose one's cool, SI. go bonkers or bananas or ape.
27. take up a.
occupy, cover, extend over; overlay, overspread, blanket, mantle, canopy, carpet,
b. consume, use up, absorb, expend; wipe out, destroy, kill. c. continue, resume, pick up, go on with; begin again or anew, recommence,

d. lift, hoist; raise, elevate, upraise, set upright, upright.
-n. 28. taking, grasping, grabbing; seizure, appropriation, obtainment, procurement, acquisition.
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Slang, profits, gain, revenue, income, return; winnings, proceeds, SI. velvet, SI. clean-up; surplus, excess, leftover, SI. gravy, net, bottom line; booty, plunder, SI. swag.
30. on the take
Slang, acquisitive, greedy, grasping, avaricious, covetous; venal, mercenary, opportunistic, Inf. on the make; self-seeking, self-serving, self-aggrandizing.

takeoff, n. 1. taking off, ascent, climbing, mounting, rising, soaring, flying; spiraling, increase, escalation, augmentation.
2. starting point, starting line, starting gate, starting gun; threshold, square one, starting out, outset, beginning,
Inf. kickoff, Inf. blast-off, face-off.
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burlesque, parody, amphigory, spoof, SI. put-on, Brit, send-up; satire, lampoon, pasquinade; caricature, mockery, travesty; imitation, apery, mimicry.

taking, adj. captivating, winning, engaging, winsome, charming, pleasing, delightful; attractive, appealing, Inf. fetching, agreeable, likeable, prepossessing, intriguing, beguiling, enticing, tempting; irresistible, lovable, compelling, enchanting, bewitching, entrancing, Inf. cute, Inf. cute as a bug's ear.

tale, n. 1. story, narration, account, recital, chronicle, history; fable, myth, fairy tale; epic, saga, Archaic. gest; parable, allegory, apologue; anecdote, incident, joke; Inf. yarn, tall story, SI. fish or war story, SI. megillah, Inf. song and dance, sob story, SI. snow job; fiction, fictitious tale, invention.
2. narrative, novel, romance, novella, novelette, short story,
Fr. conte drama, play, teleplay, script, episode; adventure story, mystery story, Inf mystery, detective story, Inf whodunit, thriller, tale of suspense; science fiction, SI. sci-fi, speculative fiction; horse opera, Inf. Western, soap opera, dime novel.
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statement, allegation; rumor, canard, gossip, tittle-tattle; hearsay, talk, report, Inf. scuttlebutt, Inf. scoop.
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lie, fib, falsehood, falsification, falsity, untruth; fabrication, Inf. story, misrepresentation, cock-and-bull story, Inf. whopper; alibi, excuse.
5.
enumeration, numbering, count, tally, score, reckoning; calculation, computation.

talebearer, n. gossip, gossipmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tattletale, tattler, Inf. blabbermouth, SI. big mouth; telltale, busybody, snooper, troublemaker, meddler, informer, quidnunc,

talent, n. 1. gift, faculty, endowment, genius, facility, flair, bent, turn, knack, forte, strong point, dowry; aptitude, intelligence, mother wit, ingenuity, cleverness, aptness, mind for.

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