Dictionary: TAKEO – TAKES


• TAKE ODDS OF
vb. to take advantage of …1596 obs.
 
• TAKE-OFF
int. go away! …20C sl.
n. 1. a thing that detracts from something; a drawback …1826
n. 2. a mimicking expression; an imitating; a parody; a caricature …1846 US sl.
n. 3. a mimic; a satirist; a punster …Bk1905 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 4. a satirical valentine …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 5. an armed street robbery or mugging …1940s US criminals’ sl.
n. 6. an escape …1940s US prison sl.
n. 7. the hips …1940s African-American sl.
n. 8. in surfing: the point on a wave where one begins a ride …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
(verbs usually as ‘take off’)
vb. 1. to drink to the bottom, or at one draught; to drink off …1613
vb. 2. to do away with, to disprove, to confute …1630 obs.
vb. 3. to imitate, to mimic, to parody, to ridicule …1750
vb. 4. to abate, to grow less, to decrease …1776
vb. 5. to reprove, to rebuke, to chide …1863 Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to match against …1865 Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to execute …M19 African-American & criminals’ sl.
vb. 8. of the weather: to clear up; to cease raining or blowing …1878
vb. 9. to take a likeness; to draw, to photograph …1895 Eng. dial.
vb. 10. to slaughter, murder …1897 Sc. 
vb. 11. to deprive of money …L19 African-American & criminals’ sl.
vb. 12. to fail, to give way, to break down …1900 Sc.
vb. 13. to die …20C sl.
vb. 14. of the daylight: to shorten …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 15. to cease work …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
vb. 16. to diminish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 17. to go off hastily or furtively; to abscond; to set out on a journey or expedition  … Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 18. to leap from a mark …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 19. to mock, to befool, to jeer at …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. 20. to turn off; to stop …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. 21. to be suddenly successful or very active …1930s US sl.
vb. 22. to start talking …1940s African-American sl.
vb. 23. to feel the effects of a drug …1940s drug culture sl.
vb. 24. to begin, to commence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 25. to go to, to visit …1950s sl.
vb. 26. to use a drug, esp. to inject a drug …1952 US sl.
vb. 27. to go; to leave; to depart or set out …1959 UK sl.
vb. 28. to rob someone or burgle, or hold up a place; a place; to steal something …1960 US sl.
vb. 29. to obtain, such as money …1960s African-American & criminals’ sl.
vb. 30. to make a raid on …1970s African-American & criminals’ sl.
vb. 31. in surfing: to catch the momentum of a wave and begin a ride …1970 US sl.
vb. 32. to bring someone to orgasm …1975 US sl.
vb. 33. to become popular …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
vb. 34. to begin to move or increase quickly …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
 
• TAKE OFF A PIECE OF WORK
vb. to masturbate …2002 US sl.
 
• TAKE-OFF ARTIST
n. 1. a successful robber, rapist, or killer …1940s US criminals’ sl.
n. 2. one who does the job then ‘takes off’ …1940s US criminals’ sl.
n. 3. an escaped prisoner …1996 UK sl.
 
• TAKE OFF CORNER-PIECES
vb. to beat, usually one’s wife …L19 sl.
 
• TAKE OFF LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL
vb. to leave very quickly …1940s US sl.
 
• TAKE OFF LIKE A BIG-ASS BIRD
vb. to leave in a hurry …1944-46 US sl.
 
• TAKE OFF LIKE A BIG-ASSED BIRD
vb. to leave very quickly …1940s US sl.
 
• TAKE OFF ONE’S COAT
vb. to challenge someone to a fight …L19 sl.
 
• TAKE-ON
n. 1. mental agitation …1893
n. 2. a woman living with a man who is not her husband …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a fight, usually with the fists …1920s Aust. sl.
n. 4. an illusion …1960s sl.
(verbs usually as ‘take on’)
vb. 1. to begin, to commence …c1200 obs.
vb. 2. to rage, to rave; to be greatly agitated; to make a great fuss, outcry, or uproar; to distress oneself greatly …c1430 colloq. & Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to assert, to asseverate …1583 obs. rare
vb. 4. to assume airs; to behave proudly or haughtily; to presume; to take liberties …1668
vb. 5. to enlist; to adopt a profession, etc. …1798 Sc.
vb. 6. to become angry …E19 US sl.
vb. 7. to begin …1806 Sc.
vb. 8. to get excited …1876 Sc.
vb. 9. to grieve, to lament …1876 Sc.
vb. 10. to ache, to be painful …1893 Eng. dial.
vb. 11. to be left alone, to be left to oneself; to take what may come …1897 Sc.
vb. 12. to buy on credit; to get into debt …1899 Sc.
vb. 13. to engage in a fight, to challenge …L19 sl.
vb. 14. to become popular; to enjoy …L19 sl.
vb. 15. to succeed to an inheritance or business; to take charge of …1901 Sc.
vb. 16. to assume; to feign, to pretend; to act as a hypocrite …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 17. to become attached to; to sympathize with …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 18. to begin to get fuddled …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. 19. to stop and search …1910s US police sl.
vb. 20. to cry, to mourn, to grieve …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.              vb. 21. to be very upset or distraught …colloq.
vb. 22. to have sexual intercourse with …1930s US sl.
vb. 23. to start a quarrel or fight with …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
vb. 24. to stand up to in a position of conflict, esp. political …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
 
• TAKE ON A CARGO
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to listen  
 
• TAKE ON A SPLIT-ARSE MECHANIC
vb. L19 sl. – to have sexual intercourse  
 
• TAKE ON BOARD
vb. Bk2002 Aust. sl. – to accept and use  
 
• TAKE ONE
vb. 1970 UK sl. – to be open to bribery  
 
• TAKE ONE A BUTTON-HOLE LOWER
vb. 1588 colloq. – to humiliate or take the conceit out of him  
 
• TAKE ONE DOWN A BUTTON-HOLE
vb. 1593 colloq. – to humiliate or take the conceit out of him  
 
• TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM
vb. 2002 US sl. – in a social situation: to pay attention to the less attractive of a pair of friends in the hope that your friend will have success with the more attractive member of the pair  
 
• TAKE ONE OFF THE WRIST
vb. 1960s sl. – to masturbate  
 
• TAKE ONE’S ADIEU
vb. 1581 – to say goodbye
 
• TAKE ONE’S BAG OF BONES HOME
vb. to depart, to ‘get out’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
• TAKE ONE’S BEST HOLD
vb. to prepare oneself emotionally for dealing with a problem …1970s US sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S BEST SHOT
vb. to do the best one can; to try one’s hardest …1960s sl., orig. US
 
• TAKE ONE’S DEGREES
vb. to be imprisoned, to serve a sentence …E19 sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S DEPARTAL
vb. to die …1823 Sc.
 
• TAKE ONE’S DERRY
vb. to take a chance …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• TAKE ONE’S DINT
vb. to receive punishment …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 
• TAKE ONE’S DROPS
vb. to drink heavily …18C sl.
 
• TAKE ONESELF IN HAND
vb. to masturbate …1950s sl., orig. nautical
 
• TAKE ONESELF OUT
vb. to commit suicide …1960s US sl.
 
• TAKE ONESELF OUT BIG AND PRONTO
vb. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S END
vb. to be convulsed with laughter …20C Irish sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S EYES PASS SOMEBODY
vb. to speak disrespectfully to one who ought to be treated respectfully …20C W. Indies sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S FINGER OUT
vb. 1. to get on with something; to stop malingering and commit oneself to positive action  …1910s sl., orig. Aust.
vb. 2. to demand effort of a lazy person …1941 sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S FLING
vb. to do as one likes …1875 Eng. dial.
 
• TAKE ONE’S HAIR OFF
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to surprise greatly  
 
• TAKE ONE’S HAND FROM ANOTHER’S HAFFET
vb. 1721 Sc. – to slap, to box someone’s ears  
 
• TAKE ONE’S HANK
vb. 1960s US prison sl. – to masturbate  
 
• TAKE ONE’S HAT OFF TO
vb. M19 sl. – to compliment, to praise  
 
• TAKE ONE’S HURRY
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to take one’s time; to wait  
 
• TAKE ONE’S LAMMAS
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to go off, to run away  
 
• TAKE ONE’S LAST DEGREE
vb. c1800 UK criminals’ sl. – to be hanged 
 
 TAKE ONE’S LUCKY
vb. 1957 sl. rare – to get away, to escape; to decamp
 
• TAKE ONE’S LUMPS
vb. to accept and deal with one’s problems and setbacks …1930s sl., orig. US
 
• TAKE ONE’S MEAT OUT OF THE BASKET
vb. to reveal one’s genitals to another man …1940s homosexual sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S MEDICINE
vb. 1. to drink …M19 sl.
vb. 2. to have sexual intercourse …M19 sl.
vb. 3. to accept a punishment or reprimand …L19 sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S PUMPS OFF
vb. to lay aside all restraint …1881 Ireland
 
• TAKE ONE’S SHIRT OFF
vb. to lose one’s temper …L19 sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S SNAKE FOR A GALLOP
vb. 1. to masturbate …1940s sl.
vb. 2. to urinate …1940s sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S TEXAS TIME
vb. to do something in a leisurely fashion …1985 Amer. dial.
 
• TAKE ONE’S TOE
vb. to affect, to ‘get into’ …20C Ulster sl.
 
• TAKE ONE’S WALK UP BACK
vb. to move into the condemned-to-death cell …1929 US criminals’ sl.
 
• TAKE ON FOR THE TEAM
vb. to accept responsibility for an unpleasant task for the greater good of a group …2001 US sl.
 
• TAKE ON HIGH
vb. to rob a place and then flee in daylight …1933 US criminals’ sl.
 
• TAKE ON ONESELF
vb. to become distressed or disturbed in mind …1631 obs.
 
• TAKE ON SOME BACKS
vb. to have anal intercourse …1970s African-American sl.
 
• TAKE ON THE FLY
vb. to beg from persons as they pass on the street ..c1845 sl.
 
• TAKE ON WITH
vb. 1. to like, to be attracted by …Bk1905 Ireland
vb. 2. to form an association with a man or a woman …1910s sl.
 
• TAKE ORDER WITH A PERSON
vb. to compel a person to do orderly or rightly; to punish …1792 Sc.
 
• TAKE-OUT
n. 1. in poker: the minimum number of chips that a player can buy from the bank at once …1967 US sl.
n. 2. take-away food …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
(verbs as ‘take out’)
vb. 1. to learn a lesson …a1591 obs.
vb. 2. to subtract or deduct from …1593 rare
vb. 3. to obtain or enjoy completely …1631 obs.
vb. 4. to teach …1642 obs.
vb. 5. to give expression to; to utter …1678 obs.
vb. 6. to grieve over …1825 Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to set out, esp. in haste; to leave …1855 Eng. & Amer. dial.
vb. 8. to drink off …1884 Eng. dial.
vb. 9. to receive payment in kind …1887 Eng. dial.
vb. 10. to stop working, to take a break …1899 Amer. dial.
vb. 11. to knock out …L19 sl.
vb. 12. to copy; to write out …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 13. to kill, destroy, or defeat …1939 sl.
vb. 14. to malfunction; to give out …1968 Amer. dial.
vb. 15. to absent oneself from work or school; to quit a job …1969 Amer. dial.
vb. 16. to win a game, an award, a prize, or the like …1976 Aust. sl.
vb. 17. to destroy, to eliminate, to render harmless …Bk2002 Aust. sl.
 
• TAKE OUTDOORS ON SOMEONE
vb. to leave alone, to avoid someone …1930s sl.
 
• TAKE OVER
vb. 1. to overtake …c1330 obs.
vb. 2. to rob, to steal …1935 US criminals’ sl.
 
• TAKE OVER THE HURDLES
vb. to attack in a group …1940s US prison sl.
 
• TAKE PAT AND CHARLIE
vb. to walk, to go on foot …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• TAKE PATIENCE AND WALK
vb. to go on foot …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• TAKE PEPPER IN THE NOSE
vb. to take offense; to become angry or irritated; to be vexed; to mistrust …1787
 
• TAKE PITYSAKE ON
vb. to have mercy on, to take pity on …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• TAKER
n. 1. the member of a confidence trick gang who gets hold of the prospective victim and brings him to the gang …1591 UK criminals’ sl.
n. 2. the nippers or claws of a scorpion, etc. …1608 obs.
n. 3. a person who accepts an offer or challenge …M19 US
n. 4. a receiver of stolen goods …1940s UK criminals’ sl.
n. 5. a passive prison homosexual …..1950s US prison & homosexual sl.
n. 6. a thief who snatches a chain from the wearer’s neck …2002 UK sl.
 
• TAKE REST
vb. to cease; to be pacified …1889 Eng. dial.
 
• TAKER-UP
n. 1. one who takes another under his charge or protection; a patron, a guardian, a protector …1388 obs.
n. 2. the member of a confidence trick gang who gets hold of the prospective victim and brings him to the gang …1552 UK criminals’ sl. obs.
n. 3. a purchaser or purveyor of commodities …1603
n. 4. something that occupies time, space, etc. …1620
 
• TAKES
n. criminals in general …1945 Aust. criminals’ sl.
 
• TAKE SHAME ON ONESELF
vb. to accept shame or disgrace as merited; to acknowledge that one is at fault
 
• TAKE SHANK’S OLD MARE
vb. to go on foot …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• TAKE SHIT
vb. to suffer (and accept) humiliation, annoyance, or teasing; often in negative …1950s sl., orig. US
 
• TAKE SNUFF
vb. to be offended …L16 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEBODY TO THE FAIR
vb. to take aback, to disconcert, to abash an over-confident person …1870 Sc.
 
• TAKE SOME DOING
vb. to require all one’s efforts; to be difficult to do …1910s colloq.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE A BUTTONHOLE LOWER
vb. to humiliate someone; to deflate someone …L16 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE APART
vb. 1. to beat severely …20C sl.
vb. 2. to absolutely defeat someone in a fight; to reprimand someone severely; to berate or abuse someone …1984 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE DOWN
vb. to humiliate someone; to deflate someone …L16 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE DOWN A BUTTONHOLE
vb. to humiliate someone; to deflate someone …L16 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE DOWN A PEG
vb. to reduce a person’s self-esteem; to humiliate someone; to force a brash or bumptious person to conform …1959 UK sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE FOR
vb. to deceive, to obtain from one who is unwilling otherwise to give, esp. in the extraction of money …1930s sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE FOR A RIDE vb. 1. to deceive, to dupe …1925 sl., orig. US
vb. 2. in a car: to take a planned victim to a convenient spot for murder …1927 US sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE FOR A SLEIGH-RIDE
vb. to deceive, to dupe …1931 US sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE FOR BAD
vb. to treat someone as a weakling and exploit them accordingly …1980s African-American sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE CALENDAR
vb. to kill, to murder …1980s US sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE COUNT
vb. to murder, to kill …1980s sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE OUT OF WINDING
vb. to silence someone; to leave someone at a loss for words …1920s Aust. sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE’S MIND
vb. to manipulate someone’s mind, usually for negative purposes …1940s African-American sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE’S PULSE
vb. to fondle someone’s genitals …1970s homosexual sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE TO THE BRIDGE
vb. to attack, physically or verbally …1980s African-American sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE TO THE CLEANERS
vb. 1. to fraudulently deprive someone of all or most of their money …1907 sl.
vb. 2. to defeat thoroughly, to trounce …1920s sl.
vb. 3. to defraud, to outwit and otherwise remove all of a victim’s assets in a wager, by extortion, or by similar legal or illegal means …1920s sl.
vb. 4. to speak or write critically or disparagingly of; to criticize …1963 sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE TO THE HOOP
vb. to attack, physically or verbally …1980s African-American sl.
 
• TAKE SOMEONE UP ON SOMETHING
vb. to accept a proposal or invitation …1910s sl.
 
• TAKES THE CAKE
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• TAKE STOCK
vb. to care about, to see as important, to take account of …M19 sl., orig. US
 
• TAKE STOPPO
vb. 1. to be obliged to run away …1920s UK criminals’ sl.
vb. 2. to escape …1956 UK sl.
 
• TAKE STRIPES
vb. to be sent to prison …L19 US sl.


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