Bring vs. Take

By Jaxson

  • Take

    A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.

  • Bring (verb)

    To transport toward somebody/somewhere.

    “Waiter, please bring me a single malt whiskey.”

  • Bring (verb)

    To supply or contribute.

    “The new company director brought a fresh perspective on sales and marketing.”

  • Bring (verb)

    To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.

  • Bring (verb)

    To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.

  • Bring (verb)

    To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.

    “What does coal bring per ton?”

  • Bring (verb)

    To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.

    “The closer Jones can really bring it.”

  • Bring (interjection)

    The sound of a telephone ringing.

  • Take (verb)

    To get into one’s hands, possession{{,}} or control, with or without force.

    “They took Charlton’s gun from his cold, dead hands.”

    “I’ll take that plate off the table.”

  • Take (verb)

    To seize or capture.

    “take the guards prisoner”

    “take prisoners”

    “After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.”

  • Take (verb)

    To catch or get possession of (fish or game).

    “took ten catfish in one afternoon”

  • Take (verb)

    To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.

  • Take (verb)

    To appropriate or transfer into one’s own possession, sometimes by physically carrying off.

    “Billy took her pencil.”

  • Take (verb)

    To exact.

    “take a toll”

    “take revenge”

  • Take (verb)

    To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).

    “took third place”

    “took bribes”

    “The camera takes 35mm film.”

  • Take (verb)

    To capture or win (a piece or trick) in a game.

    “took the next two tricks”

    “took Smith’s rook”

  • Take (verb)

    To receive or accept (something) as payment or compensation.

    “The store doesn’t take checks.”

    “She wouldn’t take any money for her help.”

    “Do you take credit?”

    “The vending machine only takes bills, it doesn’t take coins.”

  • Take (verb)

    To accept and follow (advice, etc).

    “take my advice”

  • Take (verb)

    To receive into some relationship.

    “take a wife”

    “The school only takes new students in the fall.”

    “The therapist wouldn’t take him as a client.”

  • Take (verb)

    To remove.

    “take two eggs from the carton”

  • Take (verb)

    To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).

  • Take (verb)

    To remove or end by death; to kill.

    “The earthquake took many lives.”

    “The plague took rich and poor alike.”

    “Cancer took her life.”

    “He took his life last night.”

  • Take (verb)

    To have sex with.

  • Take (verb)

    To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.

    “Don’t try to take that guy. He’s bigger than you.”

    “The woman guarding us looks like a professional, but I can take her!”

  • Take (verb)

    To grasp or grip.

    “He took her hand in his.”

  • Take (verb)

    To select or choose; to pick.

    “Take whichever bag you like.”

    “She took the best men with her and left the rest to garrison the city.”

    “I’ll take the blue plates.”

    “I’ll take two sugars in my coffee, please.”

  • Take (verb)

    To adopt (select) as one’s own.

    “She took his side in every argument.”

    “take a stand on the important issues”

  • Take (verb)

    To carry or lead (something or someone).

    “She took her sword with her everywhere she went.”

    “I’ll take the plate with me.”

  • Take (verb)

    To subtract.

    “take one from three and you are left with two”

  • Take (verb)

    To transport or carry; to convey to another place.

    “The next bus will take you to Metz.”

    “I took him for a ride”

    “I took him down to London.”

  • Take (verb)

    To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.

    “These stairs take you down to the basement.”

    “Stone Street took us right past the store.”

  • Take (verb)

    To pass (or attempt to pass) through or around.

    “She took the steps two or three at a time/”

    “He took the curve / corner too fast.”

    “The pony took every hedge and fence in its path.”

  • Take (verb)

    To escort or conduct (a person).

    “He took her to lunch at the new restaurant, took her to the movies, and then took her home.”

  • Take (verb)

    To use as a means of transportation.

    “take the ferry”

    “I took a plane.”

    “He took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester.”

    “He’s 96 but he still takes the stairs.”

  • Take (verb)

    To visit; to include in a course of travel.

  • Take (verb)

    To obtain for use by payment or lease.

    “She took a condo at the beach for the summer.”

    “He took a full-page ad in the Times.”

  • Take (verb)

    To go.

  • Take (verb)

    To consume.

  • Take (verb)

    To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.

    “They took two magazines.”

    “I used to take The Sunday Times.”

  • Take (verb)

    To receive (medicine) into one’s body, e.g. by inhalation or swallowing; to ingest.

    “take two of these and call me in the morning”

    “take the blue pill”

    “I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.”

  • Take (verb)

    To experience, undergo, or endure.

  • Take (verb)

    To partake of (food or drink); to consume.

    “The general took dinner at seven o’clock.”

  • Take (verb)

    To undergo; to put oneself into, to be subjected to.

    “take sun-baths”

    “take a shower”

    “She made the decision to take chemotherapy.”

  • Take (verb)

    To experience or feel.

    “She takes pride in her work.”

    “I take offence at that.”

    “to take a dislike”

    “to take pleasure in his opponent’s death”

  • Take (verb)

    To submit to; to endure (without ill humor, resentment, or physical failure).

    “took a pay cut”

    “take a joke”

    “The hull took a lot of punishment before it broke.”

    “I can take the noise, but I can’t take the smell.”

    “That truck bed will only take two tons.”

  • Take (verb)

    To participate in.

    “She took a vacation to France but spent the whole time feeling miserable that her husband couldn’t be there with her.”

    “Aren’t you supposed to take your math final today?”

    “Despite my misgivings, I decided to take a meeting with the Russian lawyer.”

  • Take (verb)

    To cause to change to a specified state or condition.

    “He had to take it apart to fix it.”

    “She took down her opponent in two minutes.”

  • Take (verb)

    To regard in a specified way.

    “He took the news badly.”

  • Take (verb)

    To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.

    “took the decision to close its last remaining outlet”

    “took a dim view of city officials”

  • Take (verb)

    To understand (especially in a specified way).

    “Don’t take my comments as an insult.”

    “if she took my meaning”

  • Take (verb)

    To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).

    “He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work.”

    “She took the blame, in the public’s eyes, although the debacle was more her husband’s fault than her own.”

  • Take (verb)

    To believe, to accept the statements of.

    “take her word for it”

    “take him at his word”

  • Take (verb)

    To assume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.

    “take it from her comments she won’t be there.”

    “I took him to be a person of honor.”

    “He was often taken to be a man of means.”

    “Do you take me for a fool?”

    “Do you take me to be stupid?”

    “Looking at him as he came into the room, I took him for his father.”

  • Take (verb)

    To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).

    “I’m not sure what moral to take from that story.”

  • Take (verb)

    To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.

    “”As I Lay Dying” takes its title from Book XI of Homer’s “Odyssey””

  • Take (verb)

    To catch or contract (an illness, etc).

    “took a chill”

  • Take (verb)

    To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).

  • Take (verb)

    To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.

    “took her fancy”

    “took her attention”

  • Take (verb)

    To absorb or be impregnated by (dye, ink, etc); to be susceptible to being treated by (polish, etc).

    “cloth that takes dye well”

    “paper that takes ink”

    “the leather that takes a certain kind of polish”

  • Take (verb)

    To let in (water).

  • Take (verb)

    To require.

    “It takes a while to get used to the smell.”

    “Looks like it’s gonna take a taller person to get that down.”

    “Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime.”

  • Take (verb)

    To proceed to fill.

    “He took a seat in the front row.”

  • Take (verb)

    To fill, to use up (time or space).

    “Hunting that whale takes most of his free time.”

    “His collection takes a lot of space.”

    “The trip will take about ten minutes.”

  • Take (verb)

    To avail oneself of.

    “He took that opportunity to leave France.”

  • Take (verb)

    To practice; perform; execute; carry out; do.

    “take a walk”

    “take action/steps/measures to fight drug abuse”

    “take a trip”

    “take aim”

    “take the tempo slowly”

    “The kick is taken from where the foul occurred.”

    “Pirès ran in to take the kick.”

    “The throw-in is taken from the point where the ball crossed the touch-line.”

  • Take (verb)

    To assume or perform (a form or role).

  • Take (verb)

    To suffer, to endure (a hardship or damage).

    “The ship took a direct hit and was destroyed.”

    “Her career took a hit.”

  • Take (verb)

    To assume (a form).

    “took the form of a duck”

    “took shape”

    “a god taking the likeness of a bird”

  • Take (verb)

    To perform (a role).

    “take the part of the villain/hero”

  • Take (verb)

    To bind oneself by.

    “he took the oath of office last night”

  • Take (verb)

    To move into.

    “the witness took the stand”

    “the next team took the field”

  • Take (verb)

    To go into, through, or along.

    “go down two blocks and take the next left”

    “take the path of least resistance”

  • Take (verb)

    To have and use one’s recourse to.

    “take cover/shelter/refuge”

  • Take (verb)

    To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.

    “take her pulse / temperature / blood pressure”

    “take a census”

  • Take (verb)

    To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.

    “He took a mental inventory of his supplies.”

    “She took careful notes.”

  • Take (verb)

    To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).

    “She took a video of their encounter.”

    “Could you take a picture of us?”

    “The police took his fingerprints.”

  • Take (verb)

    To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).

    “The photographer will take you sitting down.”

    “to take a group/scene”

  • Take (verb)

    To obtain money from, especially by swindling.

    “took me for ten grand”

  • Take (verb)

    To apply oneself to the study of.

    “As a child, she took ballet.”

    “I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.”

  • Take (verb)

    To deal with.

    “take matters as they arise”

  • Take (verb)

    To consider in a particular way, or to consider as an example.

    “I’ve had a lot of problems recently: take last Monday, for example. My car broke down on the way to work. Then … etc.”

  • Take (verb)

    To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.

    “He’ll probably take this one.”

  • Take (verb)

    To have to be used with (a certain grammatical form, etc).

    “This verb takes the dative; that verb takes the genitive.”

  • Take (verb)

    To get or accept (something) into one’s possession.

    “My husband and I have a dysfunctional marriage. He just takes and takes; he never gives.”

  • Take (verb)

    To engage, take hold or have effect.

  • Take (verb)

    To assume and undertake the duties of (a job, an office, etc).

    “take office”

    “take the throne”

  • Take (verb)

    To adhere or be absorbed properly.

    “the dye didn’t take”

  • Take (verb)

    To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to take root, take hold.

    “not all grafts take”

    “I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn’t take.”

  • Take (verb)

    To catch; to engage.

  • Take (verb)

    To win acceptance, favor or favorable reception; to charm people.

  • Take (verb)

    To become; to be affected in a specified way.

    “They took ill within 3 hours.”

    “She took sick with the flu.”

  • Take (verb)

    To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.

  • Take (verb)

    An intensifier.

  • Take (verb)

    To deliver, bring, give (something) to (someone).

  • Take (verb)

    To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.

    “He took me a blow on the head.”

  • Take (noun)

    The or an act of taking.

  • Take (noun)

    Something that is taken; a haul.

  • Take (noun)

    Money that is taken in, (legal or illegal) proceeds, income; profits.

    “He wants half of the take if he helps with the job.”

    “The mayor is on the take.”

  • Take (noun)

    An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.

    “What’s your take on this issue, Fred?”

  • Take (noun)

    An approach, a (distinct) treatment.

    “a new take on a traditional dish”

  • Take (noun)

    A scene recorded (filmed) at one time, without an interruption or break; a recording of such a scene.

    “It’s a take.”

    “Act seven, scene three, take two.”

  • Take (noun)

    A recording of a musical performance made during an uninterrupted single recording period.

  • Take (noun)

    A visible (facial) response to something, especially something unexpected; a facial gesture in response to an event.

    “did a double-take and then a triple-take”

    “I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.”

  • Take (noun)

    An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.

  • Take (noun)

    A catch of the ball (in cricket, especially one by the wicket-keeper).

  • Take (noun)

    The quantity of copy given to a compositor at one time.

  • Bring (verb)

    take or go with (someone or something) to a place

    “Liz brought her a glass of water”

    “she brought Luke home from hospital”

  • Bring (verb)

    cause (someone or something) to come to a place

    “a felony case brought before a jury”

    “his inner confidence has brought him through his ordeal”

    “what brings you here?”

  • Bring (verb)

    involve (someone) in a particular activity

    “he has brought in a consultancy company”

  • Bring (verb)

    cause someone to receive (an amount of money) as income or profit

    “two important Chippendale lots brought £10,000 each”

    “five more novels brought him £150,000”

  • Bring (verb)

    cause (someone or something) to move in a particular direction

    “he brought his hands out of his pockets”

    “heavy rain brought down the ceiling”

  • Bring (verb)

    cause (something)

    “the bad weather brought famine”

  • Bring (verb)

    cause (someone or something) to be in a particular state or condition

    “an economic policy that would have brought the country to bankruptcy”

    “I’ll give you an aspirin to bring down your temperature”

  • Bring (verb)

    initiate (legal action) against someone

    “riot and conspiracy charges should be brought against them”

  • Bring (verb)

    force oneself to do something unpleasant

    “she could not bring herself to mention it”

  • Take (verb)

    lay hold of (something) with one’s hands; reach for and hold

    “he leaned forward to take her hand”

  • Take (verb)

    capture or gain possession of by force or military means

    “twenty of their ships were sunk or taken”

    “the French took Ghent”

  • Take (verb)

    (in bridge, whist, and similar card games) win (a trick)

    “West leads a club enabling his partner to take three tricks in the suit”

  • Take (verb)

    capture (an opposing piece or pawn)

    “Black takes the rook with his bishop”

  • Take (verb)

    dismiss a batsman from (his wicket)

    “he took seven wickets in the second innings”

  • Take (verb)

    dispossess someone of (something); steal or illicitly remove

    “someone must have sneaked in here and taken it”

  • Take (verb)

    occupy (a place or position)

    “we found that all the seats were taken”

  • Take (verb)

    rent (a house)

    “they decided to take a small house in the country”

  • Take (verb)

    agree to buy (an item)

    “I’ll take the one on the end”

  • Take (verb)

    (of a person) already be married or in an emotional relationship.

  • Take (verb)

    use or have ready to use

    “take half the marzipan and roll out”

  • Take (verb)

    use as an instance or example in support of an argument

    “let’s take Napoleon, for instance”

  • Take (verb)

    regularly buy or subscribe to (a particular newspaper or periodical).

  • Take (verb)

    ascertain by measurement or observation

    “the nurse takes my blood pressure”

  • Take (verb)

    write down

    “he was taking notes”

  • Take (verb)

    make (a photograph) with a camera

    “he stopped to take a snap”

  • Take (verb)

    (especially of illness) suddenly strike or afflict (someone)

    “mum’s been taken bad”

  • Take (verb)

    have sexual intercourse with.

  • Take (verb)

    remove (someone or something) from a particular place

    “the police took him away”

    “he took an envelope from his inside pocket”

  • Take (verb)


    “add the numbers together and take away five”

    “take two from ten”

  • Take (verb)

    carry or bring with one; convey

    “I took him a letter”

    “he took along a portfolio of his drawings”

    “the drive takes you through some wonderful scenery”

  • Take (verb)

    accompany or guide (someone) to a specified place

    “I’ll take you to your room”

  • Take (verb)

    bring into a specified state

    “the invasion took Europe to the brink of war”

  • Take (verb)

    use as a route or a means of transport

    “we took the night train to Scotland”

    “take the A43 towards Bicester”

  • Take (verb)

    accept or receive (someone or something)

    “they don’t take children”

    “she was advised to take any job offered”

  • Take (verb)

    understand or accept as valid

    “I take your point”

  • Take (verb)

    acquire or assume (a position, state, or form)

    “teaching methods will take various forms”

    “he took office in September”

  • Take (verb)

    receive (a specified amount of money) as payment or earnings

    “on its first day of trading the shop took 1.6 million roubles”

  • Take (verb)

    achieve or attain (a victory or result)

    “John Martin took the men’s title”

  • Take (verb)

    act on (an opportunity)

    “he took his chance to get out while the house was quiet”

  • Take (verb)

    experience or be affected by

    “the lad took a savage beating”

  • Take (verb)

    react to or regard (news or an event) in a specified way

    “she took the news well”

    “everything you say, he takes it the wrong way”

  • Take (verb)

    deal with (a physical obstacle or course) in a specified way

    “he takes the corners with no concern for his own safety”

  • Take (verb)

    regard or view in a specified way

    “he somehow took it as a personal insult”

    “I fell over what I took to be a heavy branch”

  • Take (verb)

    be attracted or charmed by

    “Billie was very taken with him”

  • Take (verb)

    submit to, tolerate, or endure

    “some people found her hard to take”

    “they refused to take it any more”

  • Take (verb)


    “I take it that someone is coming to meet you”

  • Take (verb)

    consume as food, drink, medicine, or drugs

    “take an aspirin and lie down”

  • Take (verb)

    make, undertake, or perform (an action or task)

    “Lucy took a deep breath”

    “the key decisions are still to be taken”

  • Take (verb)

    conduct (a ceremony or gathering).

  • Take (verb)

    be taught or examined in (a subject)

    “some degrees require a student to take a secondary subject”

  • Take (verb)

    obtain (an academic degree) after fulfilling the required conditions

    “she took a degree in business studies”

  • Take (verb)

    require or use up (a specified amount of time)

    “it takes me about a quarter of an hour to walk to work”

    “the jury took an hour and a half to find McPherson guilty”

  • Take (verb)

    (of a task or situation) need or call for (a particular person or thing)

    “it will take an electronics expert to dismantle it”

  • Take (verb)

    hold; accommodate

    “an exclusive island hideaway that takes just twenty guests”

  • Take (verb)

    wear or require (a particular size of garment or type of complementary article)

    “he only takes size 5 boots”

  • Take (verb)

    (of a plant or seed) take root or begin to grow; germinate

    “the fuchsia cuttings had taken and were looking good”

  • Take (verb)

    (of an added substance) become successfully established

    “these type of grafts take much better than other xenografts”

  • Take (verb)

    have or require as part of the appropriate construction

    “verbs which take both the infinitive and the finite clause as their object”

  • Take (noun)

    a scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time

    “he completed a particularly difficult scene in two takes”

  • Take (noun)

    a particular version of or approach to something

    “his own whimsical take on life”

  • Take (noun)

    an amount of something gained or acquired from one source or in one session

    “the take from commodity taxation”

  • Take (noun)

    the money received at a cinema or theatre for seats.

  • Take (noun)

    an amount of copy set up at one time or by one compositor.

Oxford Dictionary

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