English version

take to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake to somebody/something phrasal verb1 LIKE somebody OR somethingto start to like someone or something Sandra took to it straight away. Charles was an odd character whom Kelly had never really taken to.2 START DOING somethingto start doing something regularlytake to doing something Dee’s taken to getting up at 6 and going jogging.3 take to your bedSLEEP to get into your bed and stay there He was so depressed, he took to his bed for a week. take→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
take to Better she saw angels than took to drink.take to doing somethingLately he's taken to staying up till the middle of the night.The emergency services say it could cut vital minutes from the time it takes to respond to a call.The Problem Administrator will ensure that timely action is taken to resolve the problem.My daughter took to spending long hours alone in her room, only coming downstairs for meals.There's a big ginger cat that's taken to coming in our house at night.Better she saw angels than took to drink.He was taken to Phoenix, where bullet fragments were removed from his skull.He was then taken to the nearby St James's Hospital for treatment.How long had I taken to open the bathroom door?It was situated in a wide, tree-lined avenue in what she took to be the smarter part of Richmond.She had the fit in the car on the way home, and she had to be taken to hospital for treatment.take to your bedBut on 20 November, his condition worsened, and he took to his bed.He was depressed, so severely that he took to his bed.Old Eugene had taken to his bed.We are told it was a bilious attack which had forced Désirée to take to her bed instead of the boards.If he took to his bed now, he might as well stay there - permanently.Whenever there's a whiff of trouble she takes to her bed with the asthma.
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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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