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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtakerta‧ker /ˈteɪkə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 be no/few/not many takers2 someone who accepts support and help from other people, but who is not willing to give them support or help
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takerTommy is a giver, not a taker.A world in and of itself, a world that census takers had documented, one hundred thousand and growing.Census takers then turn the difference into a mathematical formula and apply it to the overall locality.Despite the elaborate plans, there were few takers.I share the right hon. Gentleman's view about the remarks by the hostage takers.It was a dismal failure. 1926-27 found him hawking a play round London offices with no potential takers.Intellectual risk takers are the life blood of our school system and provide the vision which we so much need.But most traders act simply as toll takers.
-taker-taker /teɪkə $ -ər/ suffix used with nouns to describe people who take or collect things senior decision-takers I’m just a message-taker. a ticket-taker at the recreation hall the policy of not doing deals with hostage takers treatment for drug takers
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