Dictionary: TAKET – TAKZ


• TAKE TARDE
vb. to overtake, to surprise …1547 obs.

• TAKE TELLING
vb. to listen to advice or warning; generally used with negative …1867 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TAKE TENT
vb. to take time, to have patience …1790 Sc.

• TAKE TENT OF
vb. 1. to take care of; to be careful or heedful; to beware …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to pay attention to; to notice, to observe …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE ACID OFF
vb. to speak honestly, without sarcasm …1910s Aust. sl.

• TAKE THE AIR
vb. 1. to leave, to escape, to get out …1918 Amer. sl.
vb. 2. to travel in an airplane …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE AIR OUT OF
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE ANKLE EXPRESS
vb. to walk …1966 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE BACK TRACK
vb. to return or retreat …1724 US

• TAKE THE BAKER’S SHOP
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1847 sl.

• TAKE THE BAKERY
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1847 sl.

• TAKE THE BALL BEFORE THE BOUND
vb. to anticipate an opportunity …c1645

• TAKE THE BAYONET COURSE
vb. to be subjected to a cure of bismuth subcarbonate and neoarsphenamine for venereal disease; injections of the drug continued weekly over a period of years …1910s sl.

• TAKE THE BELT
vb. to be exceptional; to ‘take the biscuit’ …L19 US teen sl.

• TAKE THE BIG DIVE
vb. to commit suicide …1974 US sl.

• TAKE THE BIG SLIDE
vb. to die …1960s US sl.

• TAKE THE BISCUIT
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1847 sl.

• TAKE THE BOIL-OUT
vb. to try to break a drug habit by total abstinence …20C US sl.

• TAKE THE BREEZE
vb. to leave, to escape …1910s sl.

• TAKE THE BUN
vb. to be the best of a kind; to rank the highest; to carry off the honours …1885 sl.

• TAKE THE BURNT CHOPS
vb. to take up work as a musterer or drover …L19 NZ sl.

• TAKE THE CAKE
vb. 1. to be the best of a kind; to rank the highest; to carry off the honours; to be victorious  …1842 sl.
vb. 2. to be a surpassing example, esp. for annoyance, brashness, foolishness, etc. …1864 sl.
vb. 3. to be highly improbable …1960s sl.

• TAKE THE CANE OUT
vb. to lay down the law; to assert dogmatically …1980s sl.

• TAKE THE CHECKERS
vb. to be murdered …1934 US criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE CHEESE
vb. 1. of a negative circumstance or objectionable person: to surpass, to outdo …L19 sl.
vb. 2. to be considered in the most negative manner; to take the prize for being worst …1997 UK sl.

• TAKE THE COOKIE
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1882 sl.

• TAKE THE CORN
vb. to become the centre of attention …1839 US sl.

• TAKE THE COUNT
vb. 1. to die …L19 sl.
vb. 2. to give up, to leave …L19 sl.

• TAKE THE COW
vb. to lose heart …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE CURE
vb. to give up something; to refrain from doing something …20C US sl.

• TAKE THE DAIRY OFF
vb. to divert suspicion …1910s sl.

• TAKE THE DAY OFF TO CARRY BRICKS
vb. to take a day off to do some of one’s own work, e.g. do-it-yourself …1970s NZ sl.

• TAKE THE DEAD END
vb. to die …Bk1900 Ireland

• TAKE THE DOGS FOR A WALK
vb. to exercise by walking …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE DOOR ON ONE’S BACK
vb. to go out of the room or house; to make oneself scarce …1822 Sc.

• TAKE THE DOOR OVER ONE’S HEAD
vb. to leave a room …1892 Sc.

• TAKE THE DUBLIN PACKET
vb. to run round the corner …M19 sl.

• TAKE THE DUST
vb. to be overtaken in a car …L19 US sl.

• TAKE THE DUTCH ROUTE
vb. to commit suicide …20C US prison sl.

• TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT
vb. to commit suicide …20C sl.

• TAKE THE EGG
vb. to win …L19 sl.

• TAKE THE ELECTRIC CURE
vb. to be executed in the electric chair …1929 US prison & criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE FALL
vb. 1. to be accused (and condemned) unfairly of a crime …1920s US sl.
vb. 2. to volunteer oneself as a victim, usually as the alleged perpetrator of a crime, in the place of the real villain; to take blame on behalf of another …1920s US sl.

• TAKE THE FASH
vb. to take the trouble; to be at the pains …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE FATAL LEAP
vb. to get married …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE FATAL PLUNGE
vb. to get married …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE FATAL STEP
vb. to get married …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE FLOOR
vb. to walk …1865 Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE FLOUR
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1847 sl.

• TAKE THE FOOT
vb. of a child: to begin to walk …1805 Sc.

• TAKE THE FOOT OUT OF ONE’S ASS
vb. to rid oneself of ill treatment, of victimization, or exploitation …1960s African-American sl.

• TAKE THE FRILLS OUT OF
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE FRUNTS
vb. to take offense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE GAP
vb. 1. to yield, to give in …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to leave a party while it is still at its height …1950s sl.
vb. 3. to leave the country …1960s S. Afr. sl.

• TAKE THE GAS
vb. to endure punishment, esp. in a boxing ring …20C sl.

• TAKE THE GAS OUT OF
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE GAS PIPE
vb. to commit suicide …1951 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE GEE
vb. to take offense, to become sulky …a1700 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE GILT OFF THE GINGERBREAD
vb. to disillusion, to remove one’s fantasies, to downgrade …M19 sl.

• TAKE THE HEAD
vb. to throw off control or restraint …1597

• TAKE THE HEAT
vb. to accept responsibility …1950s sl., orig. US

• TAKE THE HERSHEY HIGHWAY
vb. to perform anal intercourse …1980s US sl.

• TAKE THE HOT SEAT
vb. to be electrocuted …1930 US criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE HOT SQUAT
vb. to be electrocuted in the electric chair …1920s US sl.

• TAKE THE INSIDE OUT OF
vb. to finish, to empty, esp. a glass of beer, etc. …1843 colloq.

• TAKE THE JOLLY OFF
vb. to regain one’s calm, after a nervous shock or great excitement …1882 UK criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE KETTLE
vb. to win, to take the prize …L19 Can. sl.

• TAKE THE KIDS TO THE POOL
vb. to defecate …1990s euphemism

• TAKE THE KNOCK
vb. 1. to suffer an unpleasant surprise …L19 sl.
vb. 2. to accept the blame …L19 sl., orig. US
vb. 3. to suffer financial losses, often in gambling …L19 sl.
vb. 4. of a bookmaker: to be defrauded …1900s sl.
vb. 5. of a bookmaker: to defraud a bettor …1930s sl.
vb. 6. to be overcome by drink or drugs …2000s sl.

• TAKE THE LACK
vb. to be slighted, jilted; used of a lover when he departs suddenly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE LAST COUNT
vb. to die …1930s sl.

• TAKE THE LAST PAYCHECK
vb. to die …1965 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE LONG COUNT
vb. to die …1930s sl.

• TAKE THE LONG REST
vb. to die …1930s sl.

• TAKE THE LUMP
vb. to take the blame …1920s UK criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE MANTLE AND RING
vb. to vow perpetual widow hood …Bk1903 sl.

• TAKE THE MICHAEL
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MICHAEL OUT OF
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MICK
vb. to make fun of someone; to pull someone’s leg, to tease …1935 UK sl.

• TAKE THE MICK OUT OF
vb. to tease …1920s sl.

• TAKE THE MICKEY
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MICKEY BLISS
vb. to tease …1920s rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’

• TAKE THE MICKEY OUT OF
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MICKY
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MICKY OUT OF
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MIKE
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MIKE OUT OF
vb. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TAKE THE MONKEY OFF ONE’S BACK
vb. to withdraw from narcotics addiction …1960s sl.

• TAKE THE MONKEY OFF YOUR BACK!
int. calm down! …L19 sl.

• TAKE THE NEAR CUT OF ONE
vb. to cheat …1953 Sc.

• TAKE THE NEEDLE
vb. 1. to get angry …L19 Irish sl.
vb. 2. to inject a drug …c1905 US drug culture sl.

• TAKE THE OATH
vb. to take a drink of liquor …1859 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE PANTS OFF
vb. to beat convincingly, to overwhelm …1930s sl.

• TAKE THE PASTRY
vb. to be the best, to surpass, to outdo, esp. in excessive or extreme behaviour or of a near-intolerable situation or happening …1847 sl.

• TAKE THE PIPE
vb. 1. to commit suicide …1962 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to fail to act or achieve under pressure, esp. in sports; hence, to be punished …1960s US sl.

• TAKE THE PISS
vb. 1. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1945 Brit. sl.
vb. 2. to implement a urine test …1996 UK sl.

• TAKE THE PISS OUT OF
vb. 1. to attack verbally; to sneer or jeer at …1930s sl.
vb. 2. to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1945 Brit. sl.
vb. 3. of a situation or statement: to appear ludicrous, to be a joke …1980s sl.
vb. 4. of a man: to have sexual intercourse …1990s sl.
vb. 5. of a person: to act absurdly, to play the fool …1990 sl.

• TAKE THE RAG OFF
vb. 1. to beat, to surpass; to excel; to outshine …1833 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to surpass all others; to be outstanding or outrageous; to be the last straw …1837 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to behave in a loud and unrestrained fashion; to ‘carry on’ …1967 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE RAG OFF THE BUSH
vb. 1. to surpass all others; to be outstanding or outrageous; to be the last straw …1810 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to behave in a loud and unrestrained fashion; to ‘carry on’ …1953 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE RAG OFF THE EDGE
vb. to surpass, arouse admiration …19C Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE RAG OUT
vb. to hurry; to start working …1927 Amer. dial.

• TAKE THE RAP
vb. 1. c1886 US sl. – to serve a prison sentence, esp. for protection of another guilty person
vb. 2. 1930 US sl. – to accept responsibility and punishment, esp. for a crime

• TAKE THE REEST
vb. 1896 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to refuse to move; generally used of horses, but also figuratively of a person who refuses to go through with a business, or who becomes stubborn  

• TAKE THE RIP OUT OF
vb. 1990s sl. – to mock, to criticize, to attack verbally

• TAKE THE RISE OUT OF
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to humiliate  

• TAKE THE ROOF OFF
vb. M19 sl. – to cause an uproar; to make a great noise  

• TAKE THE ROUND OF THE CLOCK
vb. B1900 Sc. – to sleep for twelve consecutive hours

• TAKE (THE) RUST
vb. 1787 – to become restive; hence, to take offense; also, to become angry or sulky

• TAKE THE RUST OUT OF
vb. to discomfit, to deflate …M19 US sl.

• TAKE THE SABINE SLIDE
vb. to run off, leaving one’s debts unpaid …M19 US sl.

• TAKE THE SANDS
vb. to flee the country; to take safety in flight …1785 Sc.

• TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE
vb. 1. to concentrate on pleasure at the expense of efficiency or speed …1960s sl., orig. US teen
vb. 2. to do things ‘the hard way’ …1960s sl.

• TAKE THE SECONDS
vb. to give up, to abandon on second thoughts …1930s UK criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE SHINE OFF
vb. to surpass in beauty or excellence; to excel …Bk1905 Amer. dial., Eng. dial. & Sc.

• TAKE THE SHINE OUT OF
vb. 1. to beat, to surpass …E19 sl.
vb. 2. to take the pleasure away …M19 Aust. sl.
vb. 3. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE SHIT WITH THE SUGAR
vb. to accept that one must have both bad and good experiences …1990s Aust.

• TAKE THE SOLES OFF SOMEONE’S SHOES
vb. to surprise someone …L19 sl.

• TAKE THE SOUP
vb. to convert from Catholicism to Protestantism …M19 sl.

• TAKE THE SPEAR
vb. to accept responsibility …1989 US sl.

• TAKE THE STARCH OUT OF
vb. 1. to break the spirit of someone or something, to make weary or less arrogant …M19 sl.
vb. 2. of a woman: to have sexual intercourse with …M19 sl.
vb. 3. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE STUMP
vb. to travel the country for the purpose of making partisan or personal speeches from stumps or other improvised platforms …Bk1904 sl.

• TAKE THE TA-TA
vb. to make a fool of someone; to pull someone’s leg, to tease …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’ (take the ta-ta kiss)

• TAKE THE TA-TA KISS
vb. to make a fool of someone; to pull someone’s leg, to tease …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’

• TAKE THE THRAW
vb. to take an obstinate fit …1901 Sc.

• TAKE THE TID
vb. to be ill-humoured or bad-tempered …1787 Sc.

• TAKE THETIG
vb. 1. to become ill-tempered …1773 Sc.
vb. 2. to take an idea into one’s head …1845 Sc.

• TAKE THE TILES OFF
vb. to live in an extremely extravagant manner …L19 UK society sl.

• TAKE THE TIP
vb. to accept a bribe …E19 sl.

• TAKE THE TRACK
vb. to be dismissed from a job …1910s NZ sl.

• TAKE THE TUCK OUT OF
vb. 1. to deprive of toughness, courage, or strength; to exhaust, to dispirit …1851 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE VAMPIRES
vb. to tease someone; to pull someone’s leg …1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’ (“take the vampire’s kiss”)

• TAKE THE VAMPIRE’S KISS
vb. to tease someone; to pull someone’s leg …1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’

• TAKE THE VEIL
vb. to abandon the homosexual lifestyle …1940s US homosexual sl.

• TAKE THE WEIGHT
vb. to take responsibility …1950s US sl.

• TAKE THE WHISKERS OFF
vb. to work for a farmer gathering the harvest …1920s US tramps’ sl.

• TAKE THE WHOLE FRONT
vb. of a pickpocket: to steal everything the victim owns …,1929 US criminals’ sl.

• TAKE THE WIFE
vb. to marry …1890 Eng. dial.

• TAKE THE WIND
vb. to leave …1930s sl.

• TAKE THE WIND OUT OF ONE’S SAILS
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TAKE THE WIZZ
vb. to tease …2000s sl.

• TAKE THE WORKS
vb. to inject a drug …c1905 US drug culture sl.

• TAKE THE WRINKLES OUT OF ONE’S BELLY
vb. to assuage one’s hunger …L18 sl.

• TAKE THE YOKE WITH
vb. to marry …1884 Sc.

• TAKE THE ZERO
vb. to pass something by, to turn down an offer, to reject …1980s US college sl.

• TAKE THINGS TO THE FAIR
vb. to exaggerate …1940s Irish sl.

• TAKE THROUGH HANDS
vb. 1. to reprimand …Bk1905 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to undertake …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKE TIFF
vb. to take offense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKE TIMBER
vb. to jump; to clear by jumping …1899 Eng. dial.

• TAKE TIME ABOUT
vb. to take turns …1838 Amer. dial.

• TAKE TIME BY THE TOP
vb. to seize one’s opportunity, to act promptly …Bk1926 obs.

• TAKE TO
vb. 1. to attack …1790 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to own, to acknowledge; to answer for the truth of anything; to stand to a bargainn  …1790 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to detect …1842 Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to astonish; to take by surprise …1887 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to adopt …1890 Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to shut …1901 Sc.
vb. 7. to capture, to arrest …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 8. to countenance, to assist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 9. to deceive, to take in …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 10. to enter on; to take possession of …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 11. to marry …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 12. to scold, to punish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 13. to serve as food …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKE TO CHURCH
vb. to marry …1902 Eng. dial.

• TAKE TOGETHER
vb. to collect …c1489 obs.

• TAKE TO HEART
vb. to be zealous, solicitous, or ardent about …a1300 obs.

• TAKE TO HEELS
vb. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE TO LEGS
vb. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE TO MARKET
vb. to present a begging letter to a charitable person or persons …1863 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• TAKE TO ONE’S BEATERS
vb. to run away …Bk1905 N. Ireland

• TAKE TO ONE’S LEGS
vb. to run; to run away …1530

• TAKE TO ONE’S SCRAPERS
vb. to run away quickly …1824 Ireland

• TAKE TO ONE’S TOES
vb. to run away

• TAKE TO SILK
vb. to open a parachute after jumping from a plane …1933 US sl.

• TAKE TO SOMEONE
vb. to attack someone with the fists …1911 NZ sl.

• TAKE TO THE FAIR
vb. to amaze, to astonish …1940s Irish sl.

• TAKE TO THE HEATHER
vb. to become an outlaw or bandit …1896

• TAKE TO THE ROAD
vb. to turn highwayman, beggar, or tramp …Bk1903 sl.

• TAKE TO THE SILK
vb. to bale out by parachute …1933 sl.

• TAKE TO THE TALL TIMBER
vb. to run off …M19 sl.

• TAKE TO THE TIMBER
vb. to run off …M19 sl.

• TAKE TO THE TOE
vb. to leave quickly, to run off …1950s Aust. & NZ sl.

• TAKE TO THE WOODSHED
vb. to reprimand …1907 Amer. sl.

• TAKE TWO ROWS AT A TIME
vb. to sleep very soundly; to snore …1939 Amer. dial.

• TAKE UNDER WAIT
vb. to capture or surprise by an ambush …1533 obs.

• TAKE UP
vb. 1. to begin or commence an action; to begin to utter or raise laughter, lamentation, etc. …c1400 obs.
vb. 2. to amicably settle a dispute, quarrel, etc. …1560 obs.
vb. 3. to urge on, to incite …1565 obs.
vb. 4. to oppose, to fight with …1597 obs.
vb. 5. to apprehend with the senses, to perceive …1607 obs.
vb. 6. to restrain oneself; to reform, to mend one’s ways …1613 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to arrest the action or progress of; to check, to stop, to ‘pull up’ …1631 obs.
vb. 8. to infer, to deduce, to conclude …1662 obs.
vb. 9. to arrest …E18 sl.
vb. 10. of weather: to improve, to mend, to become fair …1845
vb. 11. to lodge, to put up, to take up residence …1852 Amer. dial.
vb. 12. to borrow …1880 Eng. dial.
vb. 13. to improve in health or character …1883 Sc.
vb. 14. to collect, to gather up …1884 Eng. dial.
vb. 15. to answer shortly and hastily; to interrupt in order to correct; to defeat in an argument  …1899 Sc.
vb. 16. to go, to depart …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 17. to stop a runaway horse …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 18. to live together without marriage …1965 Amer. dial.

• TAKE UP MOULD AND STONE
vb. to take permanent possession …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• TAKE UP ONE’S PARABLE
vb. to begin to discourse …1382 arch.

• TAKE UP THE TABLE
vb. to clear the table after a meal …a1300 obs.

• TAKE UP THE TOMAHAWK
vb. to take up arms in warfare, to commence hostilities …1775

• TAKE VENT
vb. 1. of news, etc.: to become known, to be divulged or let out …1611 obs.
* vb. 2. of coin: to pass into circulation …1641

• TAKE WAGES
vb. to enlist, to take service …c1440 obs.

• TAKE WATER
vb. 1. to retreat, to back down, to take refuge; to retract a statement  …1853 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to leave a bar or public house after spending all one’s cash on drink …20C Aust.

• TAKE WINE WITH THE PARSON
vb. to attend Holy Communion …c1850 UK prison sl.

• TAKE WING
vb. 1. to go fast …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 2. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKE WITH
vb. 1. to kindle; to catch fire …1822 Sc.
vb. 2. to acknowledge as one’s own, esp. to acknowledge a child …1882 Sc.

• TAKE WOODEN MONEY
vb. to accept gullibly; to be swindled …1915 sl.

• TAKEY-AH-WAYS
n. take-away food …1998 NZ sl.

• TAKE YOU EVERYWHERE TWICE – THE SECOND TIME TO APOLOGISE
phr. used as a jocular reprimand to a companion who has just said or done something contrary to the accepted social code …2002 UK sl.

• TAKE YOUR BACK TRACKS
vb. to recant, to retract, to acknowledge error …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TAKE YOUR PICK
adj. stupid, foolish …1998 rhyming sl. for ‘thick’

• TAKE YOURSELF IN HAND
vb. of a male: to masturbate …1953 UK sl.

• TAKIE
adj. of food: lasting …1825 Sc. obs.

• TAKING
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 1. touching, touch …1340 obs. rare
n. 2. mental apprehension or perception …1398 obs.
n. 3. a seizure or attack of disease; a stroke or palsy or the like; an attack of illness; a sudden seizure of pain; a sore, a swelling also, enchantment …1533 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 4. food or drink …1873 Eng. dial.
n. 5. a state of excitement, grief, or perplexity; a fit of petulance or temper; a dilemma; a sorry plight or condition …1899 Eng. dial.
n. 6. death …1901 Eng. dial.
n. 7. a swarm of bees …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKING A BLOW
n. cocaine-sniffing …c1918 US drug culture sl.

• TAKING A GROUND SWEAT
adj. dead and buried …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKING AN EARTH BATH
adj. dead and buried …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TAKING-DISEASE
n. an infectious illness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TAKKIES
n. running shoes …2001 S. Afr. sl.

• TAKKOURI
n. hashish …1998 UK sl.

• TAKY
adj. 1. that takes the fancy or affection; capable of captivating or charming; designed to attract notice and please;  alluring, fascinating, attractive, appealing …1854 colloq.
adj. 2. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


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