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
If we don’t take action soon, it’ll be too late.
28) Advantage (of)
We take advantage of that.
I took my doctor’s advice and stopped drinking alcohol.
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.
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?
Who’ll take charge if the mayor is sent to prison?
36) Charge (of)
He decided to take charge of the whole meal.
Lots of young people were taking drugs like marijuana in the sixties.
My doctor says I should take more exercise.
Several foreign workers were taken hostage by rebel fighters.
Has grandpa taken his medicine yet?
If I don’t take notes, I forget too many important details.
Don’t take any notice of what he says. It’s all nonsense.
During the debate, those taking part will be sitting on the stage.
Where did the meeting take place?
45) Pride in
You should take pride in the fact that your English is improving.
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.
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.
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.