to take it

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - take it

"to take it"

to endure or withstand something


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - take it

"to take it (to mean)"

to understand something in a particular way


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take it

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  There's the boss yelling and screaming at Fred again.  I don't understand how Fred takes it?

Coworker 2:  I don't think I could endure that sort of treatment.

Coworker 1:  Look at Fred's reaction.  It doesn't seem to bother him at all.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take it

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  There's an office party this Friday.

Colleague 2:  Oh, yay!  Another terribly boring, non-alcohol office mixer.  Oh, joy!  I think I have a dentist appointment at that time.

Colleague 1:  I take it you don't like our office parties.

Colleague 2:  Very astute of you. I abhor these office parties.

to take it - Usage:


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to take it - Gerund Form:

Taking it, I endured the grueling exam.

to take it - Examples:

1) We are extremely angry and not going to take it any more. 

2)  ... to seem to be able to control himself. I am not sure I can take it.

3)  It's difficult but I know you can take it.

4)  Can't take it when someone else plays rough, huh, Debra?

5)  You don't have to roll over and take it!

6)  The best men tell you the truth because they think you can take it.

7)  That alone proves his ability to take it.

8)  So when I finally can't take it any longer and decide to check into a hotel to end my own life ...

9) When your boss yells at you, what choice do you have but to take it

10)  ... as we're starting the rehab process, but I'm tough, I can take it.

11)  And this is what I shall take it to mean.

12)  If I were in their shoes, I'd take it as a great attribute in that this person thinks for himself instead of regurgitating ...

13)  Education does not equal smart. I take it you must be a school teacher?

14)  This isn't what they mean I guess. I take it they mean that it doesn't recommend any doxastic attitude.

15)  ... won't say anything because if I speak off the moment in concern, you might take it the wrong way.

16)  Interesting point. I take it you were for the bailout of the auto industry, too. No?

17)  ... charge that judgments of right and wrong are not about anything "real" would take it as the claim that they should not have this importance.

18)  ... of apologizing to the rest of your audience for the disruption, but do not take it as an opportunity to comment on the individual or the behavior.

19)  Your cute and all but don't take it the wrong way!

20)  It's a good core idea in which you can take it how you want.