The word TAKE can have different meanings once attached to different words. Please see some examples below.
- Take aback
Meaning: Surprise or shock; to discomfit
Example: The bad news took us aback.
- Take after
Meaning: To have similar character or personality to a family member
Example: He takes after his mother.
- Take against
Meaning: Stop liking someone; to become unfriendly toward
Example: He took against me when I was promoted over him.
- Take apart
Meaning: Separate something into its parts
Example: I took the radio apart to find out what was wrong.
- Take aside
- Meaning: Get someone alone to talk to them
Example: I was immediately taken aside by the manager.
Meaning: Remove something and put it in a different place
Example: Mother took our plates away and came back with some fruit for us to eat.
Meaning: Remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it
Example: The teacher took my mobile phone away until the end of the lesson.