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See also: takeout
- Alternative spelling of
- To remove.
- Please take out the trash before the whole house starts to smell.
- 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
- 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.
- To escort someone on a date.
- Let me take you out for dinner.
- (idiomatic) To immobilize with force.
- (slang, idiomatic) To kill or destroy.
- (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
2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian:
- Southwark council, which took out the injunction against Matt, believes YouTube has become the "new playground" for gang members.
to escort someone on a date
slang: to kill or destroy