The English phrasal verb TAKE OUT has the following meanings:
1. Take out = to borrow something from an establishment
(transitive) When you take something (a library book, a loan) for temporary use from a formal establishment. Synonyms are rent, obtain, or acquire.
- I took out a loan to help pay for my tuition.
- Instead of buying that new book, you can take it out from the library.
- I was able to take out a mortgage to buy my first house.
2. Take out = to remove
(transitive) When something is extracted or removed from its current place. Synonyms are expel or withdraw.
- I had to have two teeth taken out.
- He took out his phone and recorded her phone number.
- I need to take my car out of the garage.
- The trash smells bad. Can you take it out please?
- Have you had your appendix taken out?
3. Take out = to go out with someone
(transitive) When you go out with someone, often on a date but also just as company. Synonyms include woo or court.
- Where did he take you out last night?
- On our first date, Mark took me out to the cinema.
- Jenny takes me out to a new restaurant every weekend.
- Let me take you out to dinner some time.
4. Take out = to destroy or kill
(transitive – informal) to kill or disable a person or destroy a place.
- They took out the enemy base with long range missiles.
- The sniper took out many soldiers before his hiding place was discovered.
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