take notes


take notes
To record ones observations for future reference.

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  • take notes — summarize on paper, write down (especially the points of a lesson) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …   English World dictionary

  • notes — n. condensed record 1) to make, take notes (our students always take copious notes) 2) (usu. fig.) to compare notes * * * take notes (our students always take copious notes) (usu. fig.) to compare notes [ condensed record ] to make …   Combinatory dictionary

  • take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — 1 /teIk/ verb past tense took past participle taken MOVE STH 1 (T) to move someone or something from one place to another: Don t forget to take your bag when you go. | Paul doesn t know the way can you take him? | take sb/sth to: We take the kids …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get into one s hands or into one s possession, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take — takable, takeable, adj. taker, n. /tayk/, v., took, taken, taking, n. v.t. 1. to get into one s hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write. 2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a book …   Universalium

  • Notes —    Medium term government debt instruments, equivalent to bonds, usually with a maturity from two to five years, although usage varies according to market. For commercial borrowers notes usually have a much shorter term and can be comparable to… …   Financial and business terms

  • take — [[t]teɪk[/t]] v. took, tak•en, tak•ing, n. 1) to get into one s hands or possession by voluntary action: Take the book, please[/ex] 2) to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a child by the hand[/ex] 3) to get into one s possession or control by force… …   From formal English to slang

  • take — v. & n. v. (took; taken) 1 tr. lay hold of; get into one s hands. 2 tr. acquire, get possession of, capture, earn, or win. 3 tr. get the use of by purchase or formal agreement (take lodgings). 4 tr. (in a recipe) avail oneself of; use. 5 tr. use… …   Useful english dictionary


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