Take vs Tack - What's the difference?

take | tack |


As a noun take

is a fog or mist.

As an adjective tack is

pretty, beautiful.

As a verb tack is

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take

English

Verb

  • To get or put something into one's or someone's possession or control.
  • #To grasp with the hands.
  • #To pick up and move to oneself.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • #To carry or move, especially to a particular destination.
  • #:
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Here was my chance. I took the old man aside, and two or three glasses of Old Crow launched him into reminiscence.}}
  • #To lead; to conduct.
  • #:
  • #*2002 ,
  • #*:They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!
  • #To choose.
  • #:
  • #*(Bible), 1 (w) xiv 42
  • #*:Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken .
  • #To accept.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Schumpeter
  • , title= Cronies and capitols , passage=Policing the relationship between government and business in a free society is difficult. Businesspeople have every right to lobby governments, and civil servants to take jobs in the private sector.}}
  • #To receive (a newspaper, magazine, etc.) regularly, as by paying the subscription.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To gain a position by force.
  • #:
  • #To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:To such men as Mr. Hellyer, who every night take much strong drink, and on no occasion whatever take any exercise, sixty is the grand climacteric. He was, a year ago, just fifty-nine. Alas! he has not even reached his grand climacteric. Already he is gone. He was cut off by pneumonia, or apoplexy, last Christmas.
  • #To capture using a photographic camera.
  • #:
  • #To observe; to gather information on.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To form a likeness of; to copy; to depict.
  • #:
  • #*(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • #*:Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
  • #(lb) To deliver, give (something); to entrust.
  • #*:
  • #*:for thy loue I haue lefte my countrey / And sythe ye shalle departe oute of this world / leue me somme token of yours that I may thynke on you / Ioseph said that wille I doo ful gladly / Now brynge me your sheld that I toke yow whanne ye went in to bataille ageynst kyng Tolleme
  • #*1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) XXIII:
  • #*:Jesus perceaved there wylynes, and sayde: Why tempte ye me ye ypocrytes? lett me se the tribute money. And they toke hym a peny.
  • (lb) To have or change a state of mind or body.
  • #(lb) To endure or cope with.
  • #:
  • # To assume or interpret to be.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago.}}
  • #(lb) To become.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To enroll (in a class, or a course of study).
  • #:
  • #(lb) To participate in, undergo, or experience.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To perform or undertake, for example, a task.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:To such men as Mr. Hellyer, who every night take much strong drink, and on no occasion whatever take any exercise, sixty is the grand climacteric. He was, a year ago, just fifty-nine. Alas! he has not even reached his grand climacteric. Already he is gone. He was cut off by pneumonia, or apoplexy, last Christmas.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or
  • #(lb) To experience or feel, for example, offence.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you're run off your course again. This is a rich man's summer ‘cottage’ and if you don't look out there's likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning.”}}
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen.
  • #(lb) To go.
  • #*2007 , Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon , Blue Bridge, 2008, p.59:
  • #*:Nicholas then took himself to Avignon where in August 1330 he formally renounced his claim to the papacy.
  • (lb) To require or limit.
  • #(lb) To support or carry without failing or breaking.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To need, require.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-31, volume=408, issue=8851, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Code blue , passage=Time was it took a war to close a financial exchange. Now all it needs is a glitch in technology. On August 26th trading on Eurex, the main German derivatives exchange, opened as usual; 20 minutes later it shut down for about an hour. Four days earlier the shares of every company listed on NASDAQ, an American stock exchange, ceased trading for three hours.}}
  • #(lb) To last or expend [an amount of time].
  • #:
  • To decide or to act.
  • #(lb) To not swing at a pitch.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.
  • #(lb) To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
  • #To be the player who performs (a free kick, etc.).
  • #:
  • #Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear.
  • #:
  • (lb) To have sex with.
  • :
  • (lb) To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)
  • :
  • (lb) To stick, persist, thrive or remain.
  • :
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.
  • (lb) To use.
  • :
  • (lb) To decide, react, or interact.
  • # To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  • #*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • #*:Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake, / And hint he writ it, if the thing should take .
  • #(lb) To consider as an instance or example.
  • #:
  • #To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  • #*(Bible), (w) vi.25:
  • #*:Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
  • #*(William Wake) (1657-1737)
  • #*:Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect, that he had no patience.
  • #*(Thomas Moore) (1779-1852)
  • #*:I know not why, but there was a something in those half-seen features, — a charm in the very shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, — which took me more than all the outshining loveliness of her companions.
  • #To bear without ill humour or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure.
  • #:
  • #To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept.
  • #* (1674-1718)
  • #*:I take thee at thy word.
  • #To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  • #:
  • #*(John Tillotson) (1630-1694)
  • #*:The firm belief of a future judgment is the most forcible motive to a good life, because taken from this consideration of the most lasting happiness and misery.
  • #To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  • #*(Bible), (w) xxxv.31:
  • #*:Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer.
  • #*(Bible), v.10:
  • #*:Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore.
  • # To understand or interpret.
  • Usage notes

    In informal speech, especially in certain sociolects, (took) is sometimes replaced by the proscribed form (taked).

    Quotations

    * 1611 — (King James Version of the Bible), 1:1 *: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us

    Synonyms

    * (to grasp with the hands) grab, grasp, grip * (sense, to get into one's possession) confiscate, seize * capture, conquer, seize * (to have sex with) have * get * ingest * receive * swallow

    Antonyms

    * (to accept) give * (to carry) bring * drop

    Derived terms

    * foretake * out-take * take aback * take a bath * take a bite * take a bow * take a breather * take a chance * take a chill pill * take a dive * take a dump * take a gamble * take a look * take a pew * take a picture * take a risk * take a run at * take a spill * take a spin * take a tumble * take action * take advantage * take after * take against * take along * take amiss * take apart * take around * take aside * take away * take back * take charge * take comfort * take cover * take down * take exception to * take five * take flight * take for a spin * take for granted * take form * take guard * take hold * take-home pay * take in * take it as it comes * take it away * take it easy * take it like a man * take it on the chin * take it out on * take off the table * take off * take offence * take offense * take on * take one's rest * take one's time * take oneself off * take out * take over * take part * take place * take pleasure * take pride * take someone prisoner * take round * take shape * take sides * take silk * takest * take stock * take that * take the biscuit * take the cake * take the fall * take the mick * take the mickey * take the piss * take the trouble * take through * take time * take to extremes * take to heart * take to one side * take to one's bed * take to one's heels * take to * take to the streets * take turns * take umbrage * take up for * take up with * take up * take upon * take vows * take with a pinch of salt * you can't take it with you See also'' taken''' ''and'' ' taking

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of taking.
  • Something that is taken; a haul.
  • A profit, reward, bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback.
  • He wants half of the take if he helps with the job.
    The mayor is on the take .
  • An interpretation or view; perspective.
  • What’s your take on this issue, Fred?
  • (film) An attempt to record a scene.
  • It’s a take .
    Act seven, scene three, take two.
  • (rugby) A catch.
  • (acting) A facial gesture in response to an event.
  • I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.
  • (cricket) A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.
  • (printing) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  • Derived terms

    * double take * give and take * on the take * take two * take-or-pay

    See also

    These need to be checked and put in the section for the noun or verb senses as appropriate * bytake * intake * mistake * outtake * overtake * spit take * takings, taking * uptake

    Statistics

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    tack

    English

    Etymology 1

    From , probably from a (etyl) source.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small nail with a flat head.
  • * 2012 , July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
  • A tough test for even the strongest climber, it was new to the Tour de France this year, but its debut will be remembered for the wrong reasons after one of those spectators scattered carpet tacks on the road and induced around 30 punctures among the group of riders including Bradley Wiggins, the Tour's overall leader, and his chief rivals.
  • A thumbtack.
  • (sewing) A loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth.
  • (nautical) The lower corner on the leading edge of a sail relative to the direction of the wind.
  • (nautical) A course or heading that enables a sailing vessel to head upwind. See also reach, gybe.
  • A direction or course of action, especially a new one.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 637:
  • I thought that my refusing Barnard would alienate Botha, and decided that such a tack was too risky.
  • (nautical) The maneuver by which a sailing vessel turns its bow through the wind so that the wind changes from one side to the other.
  • (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between these maneuvers when working to windward; a board.
  • (nautical) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is close-hauled; also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
  • Any of the various equipment and accessories worn by horses in the course of their use as domesticated animals. Saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses, martingales, and breastplates are all forms of horse tack .
  • (manufacturing, construction, chemistry) The stickiness of a compound, related to its cohesive and adhesive properties.
  • The laminate adhesive has very aggressive tack and is hard to move once in place.
  • Hardtack.
  • * 1913 , D. H. Lawrence, "Sons and Lovers":
  • "But if a woman's got nothing but her fair fame to feed on, why, it's thin tack , and a donkey would die of it!"
  • That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • Some tacks had been made to money bills in King Charles's time.
    (Macaulay)
  • (legal, Scotland) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
  • (Burrill)
  • (obsolete) Confidence; reliance.
  • (Halliwell)
    Synonyms
    * (nautical maneuver) coming about
    Hyponyms
    * (nail-like object for affixing thin things) thumbtack
    Derived terms
    * Blu-Tack * hardtack * thumbtack

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To nail with a tack (small nail with a flat head).
  • To sew/stich with a tack (loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth).
  • (nautical) To maneuver a sailing vessel so that its bow turns through the wind, i.e. the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other.
  • To add something as an extra item.
  • to tack (something) onto (something)
  • Often paired with "up", to place the tack on a horse.
  • Synonyms
    * to change tack
    Antonyms
    * to wear

    See also

    * * Blu-Tack

    Etymology 2

    From an old or dialectal form of (etyl) tache. See techy.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A stain; a tache.
  • (obsolete) A peculiar flavour or taint.
  • (Drayton)
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