take out


  • Daisy takes the necklace out of the box
    Daisy takes the necklace out of the box
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take out take out or remove "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
    • v take out prevent from being included or considered or accepted "The bad results were excluded from the report","Leave off the top piece"
    • v take out take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    • v take out buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food "We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook"
    • v take out remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense "pull weeds","extract a bad tooth","take out a splinter","extract information from the telegram"
    • v take out remove something from a container or an enclosed space
    • v take out remove from its packing "unpack the presents"
    • v take out take liquid out of a container or well "She drew water from the barrel"
    • v take out bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover "draw a weapon","pull out a gun","The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
    • v take out obtain by legal or official process "take out a license","take out a patent"
    • v take out remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) "She drew $2,000 from the account","The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
    • v take out purchase prepared food to be eaten at home
    • v take out cause to leave "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
    • v take out make a date "Has he asked you out yet?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Taking out the welt with a knife Taking out the welt with a knife

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago
    • Take out to remove from within: to deduct:
    • Take out (Shak.) to copy
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  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce
    Peggy Hopkins Joyce
    “It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.”
  • Alfred E. Neuman
    Alfred E. Neuman
    “Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.”


Take a leaf out of someone's book - If you take a leaf out of someone's book, you copy something they do because it will help you.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. taken—Scand.; Ice. taka pa.t. tók, pa.p. tekinn); conn. with L. tangĕre, tetig-i, to touch, and with Eng. tack.


In literature:

Renie, if you love me, take me out of ear-shot of Miss Morley and let me chatter and frivol.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Now tell me, Alfred, who prompted you to take the linen out of the chest?
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
With the rocker going, I can take out ten ounces a day by myself.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Take out that dress.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
Take him off again to prison; and see that his chains are strong enough to keep him out of mischief.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
As it is she takes it out in pattin' Vee's hand and callin' her Dearie.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
She longed to take out the big carved bedstead, but she knew that would never do.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
We'd then take it out and rub it to soften it.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Full of my noble resolve of saving the Dux from himself, I went out to take the air, and strolled aimlessly in the direction of the pond.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
No more nonsense: take out that box and strike a light.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

For He that worketh high and wise,
Nor pauses in his plan,
Will take the sun out of the skies
Ere freedom out of man.
"Ode" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take that thing out of my face!
Curse you! Be decent to ladies!
This is a shame and disgrace,
Worse than traditions of Hades.
"An Election Night Pantoum" by Franklin Pierce Adams
It takes a million mid-life men,
From out the state and church,
And takes them to its wicked den
Where conscience walks with crutch.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But worst of all is when they take
Me out in cars that growl and shake,
With charabancs so dreadful-near
I have to shut my eyes for fear.
"A Child's Garden" by Rudyard Kipling
Oh, noble grief of the suffering soul
That into free verse bursts out...
Would you perchance take comfort
In adorning the world with jewels?
"Song Of Nobel Grief" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Ah, yes; for the mists of a sorrow
Rose up in his kindly eyes,
And their glance grew dim, as the twilight
Takes the light from out the skies.
"The Pastor's Pool" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

From Santa Claus' evil twin to festive fast-food take-outs, test your knowledge of the world's quirkiest Christmas traditions.
Alderman John Belanger is the third to take out papers for the election in April.
Scott Ruland has a frustrating story that serves as a warning to parents and students who take out loans to cover college costs.
Does it make any sense for Preston to take out a loan to match a state grant, totalling $8 million.
Edcouch-Elsa Takes Out Frustrations In Blowout Of Mission Veterans.
Police are looking for two black males who they say robbed two people at gunpoint as they were taking out the trash.
Additional features include a children's menu, patio dining and take-out orders.
Bruin teams take out broom in festival openers.
Illustration Taking Out God by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
We're using that available credit to take out senior debt when we can't get bank financing.
Yen Ching Chinese Take Out.
Thanks for taking out bin Laden.
Dine-in or take-out service is available.
Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, will hold a chowder sale on Oct 27, beginning at 11 a.m. Chowder is available for take-out only.
Serving from 5-7:30 pm Take outs available by calling 641 499-2445 that day.

In science:

However, we want to point out that other approaches exist which are based on the LSZ theorem and allow the direct recursive construction of matrix elements without taking the detour of Feynman amplitudes.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Since fn (t) is a polynomial, we can take the factor (tj − t1 ) out of the first two columns of the matrix ∆(1) , and this proves that det ∆ is divisible by (tj − t1 )2 .
Correlations between zeros of a random polynomial
Heisenberg first pointed out that such kind of uncertainty principle should take place in thermodynamics.
Generalized uncertainty relations in a quantum theory and thermodynamics from the uniform point of view
NN (λ) YJ ∈P We first want to take out the λ for which NN (λ) = 0 for large N .
On a nonhierarchical version of the generalized random energy model
We must also specify which quantities we should keep fixed while we take the ring out of equilibrium.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings