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- (idiomatic) To adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.
- Although he had never skated before, he took to it quickly, and soon glided around the ice with ease.
- (idiomatic) To enter; to go into or move towards.
2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18:
- WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, but could not prove, and would cite as they took to the streets.
- As the train rushed through, thousands of birds took to the air at once.
- (idiomatic) To begin, as a new habit or practice.
- After the third one was rejected, she took to asking the department to check the form before she submitted it.