English version

take somebody/something ↔ on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake somebody/something ↔ on phrasal verb1 take somebody ↔ onJOB/WORK to start to employ someonehire We’re taking on 50 new staff this year.2 take something ↔ on to agree to do some work or be responsible for something Don’t take on too much work – the extra cash isn’t worth it.3 take something ↔ on to begin to have a particular quality or appearance Her face took on a fierce expression. His life had taken on a new dimension.4 take somebody ↔ on to compete against someone or start a fight with someone, especially someone bigger or better than you Nigeria will take on Argentina in the first round of the World Cup on Saturday. He was prepared to take on anyone who laid a finger on us.5 take something ↔ on if a plane or ship takes on people or things, they come onto it We stopped to take on fuel. take→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionarytake on phrasal verb [transitive]1 take somebody → onHUMAN RESOURCES to start to employ someoneWe’re taking on 50 new staff this year.2 take something → on to agree to do some work or to be responsible for somethingGibson is taking on the post of vice president. take→ See Verb table
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Verb table
take
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytake
he, she, ittakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytook
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave taken
he, she, ithas taken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad taken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill take
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have taken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam taking
he, she, itis taking
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you, we, theyare taking
Past
I, he, she, itwas taking
you, we, theywere taking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been taking
he, she, ithas been taking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been taking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be taking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been taking
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