||be in control, supervise
||Jim will take charge while I'm away. He'll be your supervisor.
||hide, find a safe place
||If the soldiers begin shooting, you guys take cover.
||use drugs, do drugs
||When I take that drug, I feel sick at my stomach.
||have an effect, cause a change
||In two minutes the drug will take effect and you will feel sleepy.
|take exception to
||be upset about, object to, complain about
||Vern will take exception to any questions about ethnic origin.
||rest for five minutes, take a break
||We've been working hard this morning. Let's take five.
|take for granted
||His support cannot be taken for granted. We must ask him.
||have courage, be strong
||When we had troubles, Grandpa said, "Take heart, my children."
|take him down a peg
||push him to a lower place, get off your high horse
||Ali was too proud. Somebody had to take him down a peg.
|take him out
||defeat him, eliminate him
||Wei entered the tournament, but Jo took her out in the first round.