50+ Common Collocations with TAKE in English

In the English language, collocation refers to a natural combination of words that are closely affiliated with each other.

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In the English language, collocation refers to a natural combination of words that are closely affiliated with each other.

Common Collocations with TAKE

1) (sb) To court

They wouldn’t honour their contract, so we took them to court.

2) (sb’s) Temperature

After my temperature was taken, my blood pressure was checked.

3) A bite

Do you want to take a bite into this Apple?

4) A bow

During the show, I could barely take a bow.

5) A break

Let’s take a short break.

6) A call

I’m sorry, but I have to take this call.

7) A chance

Take a chance at it. You might win.

8) A class

I have to take a class on Saturdays this semester.

9) A decision (make)

You have to take lots of decisions in life.

10) A holiday

I’m going to take a holiday  in June. I’m going to Spain.

11) A lesson

I’m talking English lessons to help me prepare for the IELTS

12) A look

I’ll take a look at the website and let you know what I think.

13) A message

Debra’s not here just now. Can I take a message?

14) A nap

The baby takes a nap every day at 2 pm.

15) A number

I think it will take a number of months for this to play out.

16) A photo/ a photograph

Why did you take so many photos on holiday?

17) A picture

Could I take a picture of you?

18) A rest

After work, I like to take a rest before cooking dinner.

19) A risk

Mountaineers take many risks when they climb high mountains.

20) A seat

I walked into her office and she told me to take a seat.

21) A shower (have)

We’ll be leaving in five minutes. I’ll just take a shower first.

22) A step (1)

If you take another step, I’ll shoot you.

23) A step (2)

You’ve taken an important step on the road to recovery.

24) A taxi/bus/train/plane

Richard takes a taxi to work every day.

25) A test

Have you taken your driving test yet?

26) A while/ a minute/ five minutes

Take a minute to read the question before answering it

27) Action

If we don’t take action soon, it’ll be too late.

28) Advantage (of)

We take advantage of that.

29) Advice

I took my doctor’s advice and stopped drinking alcohol.

30) Ages

Finding a parking spot in the city takes ages.

31) An exam/ a test/ a course

I’m going to take a Maths exam next week.

32) An opportunity

It was a very difficult decision, leaving Leicester, but I had to take an opportunity that doesn’t come round often.

33) Care

Take care, won’t you? It can be dangerous around here at night.

34) Care of

Who’s taking care of your pets while you’re away?

35) Charge

Who’ll take charge if the mayor is sent to prison?

36) Charge (of)

He decided to take charge of the whole meal.

37) Drugs

Lots of young people were taking drugs like marijuana in the sixties.

38) Exercise

My doctor says I should take more exercise.

39) Hostage

Several foreign workers were taken hostage by rebel fighters.

40) Medicine

Has grandpa taken his medicine yet?

41) Notes

If I don’t take notes, I forget too many important details.

42) Notice

Don’t take any notice of what he says. It’s all nonsense.

43) Part

During the debate, those taking part will be sitting on the stage.

44) Place

Where did the meeting take place?

45) Pride in

You should take pride in the fact that your English is improving.

46) Prisoner

After the battle was over, we took hundreds of enemy soldiers prisoner.

47) Sb’s place

If a player’s injured, another player takes his place in the team.

48) Someone’s temperature

I took my temperature and I found that Iam running a fever.

49) Time

Changing the way people think takes time, so you have to be patient.

50) Time of (away form work for holidays or to do sth)

I’m exhausted. I think I’ll take some time off and spend a few days with my sister in the countryside.

51) Turns

If we take turns driving, we can travel all night.

52) Up space

Most of the space on my hard disk is taken up by movie files.

53) Your time

There’s no time limit, so you can take your time.

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