take out

  1. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

    Synonyms : excerpt, extract
    Type Of : pick out, select, take, choose
  2. buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food

    Synonyms : take away
    Type Of : eat
    Examples :
    • We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook
  3. purchase prepared food to be eaten at home

    Synonyms : buy food
    Type Of : purchase, buy
  4. remove from its packing

    Synonyms : unpack
    Type Of : take, take away, withdraw, remove
  5. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

    Synonyms : draw out, extract, pull, pull out, pull up, rip out, tear out
    Type Of : withdraw, take away, remove, take
    Examples :
    • take out a splinter
  6. take out or remove

    Synonyms : take away
    Type Of : take away, remove, take, withdraw
    Examples :
    • take out the chicken after adding the vegetables
  7. cause to leave

    Synonyms : move out, remove
  8. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

    Synonyms : draw, get out, pull, pull out
    Type Of : take, remove, take away, withdraw
  9. make a date

    Synonyms : ask, ask out, invite out
    Type Of : request, call for, ask for, bespeak, quest
  10. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

    Synonyms : draw, draw off, withdraw
    Type Of : take, remove, withdraw, take away
  11. prevent from being included or considered or accepted

    Synonyms : except, exclude, leave off, leave out, omit
    Type Of : do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
  12. take liquid out of a container or well

    Synonyms : draw
    Type Of : remove, take, take away, withdraw
  13. obtain by legal or official process

    Type Of : obtain
    Examples :
    • take out a license
    • take out a patent
  14. remove something from a container or an enclosed space

    Type Of : take, remove, take away, withdraw


  1. humorous or satirical mimicry

    Synonyms : mockery, parody
    Type Of : apery, mimicry
  2. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

    Synonyms : burlesque, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, send-up, sendup, spoof, travesty
    Type Of : caricature, impersonation, imitation
  3. a departure; especially of airplanes

    Type Of : going away, departure, leaving, going
  4. the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

    Type Of : ascension, rising, rise, ascent

take up

  1. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

    Synonyms : sorb
    Type Of : turn, change state
  2. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

    Synonyms : start
  3. adopt

    Synonyms : fasten on, hook on, latch on, seize on
    Type Of : espouse, adopt, embrace, sweep up
    Examples :
    • take up new ideas
  4. return to a previous location or condition

    Synonyms : resume
    Type Of : change
  5. take up and practice as one's own

    Synonyms : adopt, borrow, take over
    Type Of : take, accept, have
  6. accept

    Synonyms : take in
    Type Of : receive, have
  7. take out or up with or as if with a scoop

    Synonyms : lift out, scoop, scoop out, scoop up
    Type Of : remove, take, withdraw, take away
  8. take in, also metaphorically

    Synonyms : absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in
  9. take up as if with a sponge

    Synonyms : sop up, suck in, take in
    Type Of : consume, ingest, have, take, take in
  10. occupy or take on

    Synonyms : assume, strike, take
    Type Of : move
  11. pursue or resume

    Type Of : enter, embark
    Examples :
    • take up a matter for consideration
  12. take up time or space

    Type Of : occupy, fill
    Examples :
    • take up the slack
  13. turn one's interest to

    Type Of : turn


  1. in addition

    Synonyms : also, as well, besides, likewise
    Examples :
    • he has a Mercedes, too
  2. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

    Synonyms : excessively, overly, to a fault
    Examples :
    • too big


  1. the location of the target that is to be hit

    Synonyms : target area
    Type Of : topographic point, spot, place
  2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    Synonyms : aim, object, objective
    Type Of : end, goal
  3. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

    Synonyms : fair game, prey, quarry
    Type Of : victim
    Examples :
    • the target of a manhunt
  4. a reference point to shoot at

    Synonyms : mark
    Type Of : reference, point of reference, reference point
  5. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

    Synonyms : aim, direct, place, point
    Type Of : take, train, take aim, direct, aim
  6. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

    Synonyms : butt
    Type Of : sports equipment


  1. express gratitude or show appreciation to

    Synonyms : give thanks
    Type Of : convey


  1. an overwhelming number or amount

    Synonyms : deluge, flood, inundation
    Type Of : flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, wad, deal, tidy sum, batch, sight, slew, spate, stack
    Examples :
    • a torrent of abuse
  2. a heavy rain

    Synonyms : cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, waterspout
    Type Of : rainfall, rain
  3. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

    Synonyms : violent stream
    Type Of : current, stream
    Examples :
    • the houses were swept away in the torrent


  1. a distinguishing style

    Synonyms : signature
    Type Of : manner, mode, style, way, fashion
    Examples :
    • this room needs a woman's touch
  2. make a more or less disguised reference to

    Synonyms : advert, allude
    Type Of : hint, suggest
  3. consume

    Synonyms : partake
    Type Of : consume, have, take in, ingest, take
    Examples :
    • She didn't touch her food all night
  4. the event of something coming in contact with the body

    Synonyms : touching
    Type Of : contact, impinging, striking
    Examples :
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  5. be relevant to

    Synonyms : bear on, come to, concern, have to do with, pertain, refer, relate, touch on
  6. a suggestion of some quality

    Synonyms : ghost, trace
    Type Of : suggestion, proffer, proposition
    Examples :
    • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  7. have an effect upon

    Synonyms : affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch on
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  8. the act of putting two things together with no space between them

    Synonyms : touching
    Type Of : human activity, human action, deed, act
    Examples :
    • at his touch the room filled with lights
  9. be equal to in quality or ability

    Synonyms : equal, match, rival
    Type Of : contend, compete, vie
    Examples :
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  10. a communicative interaction

    Synonyms : contact
    Type Of : communicating, communication
    Examples :
    • he got in touch with his colleagues
  11. a slight attack of illness

    Synonyms : spot
    Type Of : attack
    Examples :
    • he has a touch of rheumatism
  12. affect emotionally

    Synonyms : stir
    Type Of : strike, move, affect, impress
    Examples :
    • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
  13. the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

    Synonyms : cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality
    Type Of : somatosense, exteroception
    Examples :
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us
  14. tamper with

    Synonyms : disturb
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Don't touch my CDs!
  15. to extend as far as

    Synonyms : extend to, reach
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The chair must not touch the wall
  16. a slight but appreciable amount

    Synonyms : hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge
    Type Of : small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
  17. be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    Synonyms : adjoin, contact, meet
    Examples :
    • The two buildings touch
    • Their hands touched
  18. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

    Synonyms : feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch sensation
    Type Of : perception
    Examples :
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  19. color lightly

    Synonyms : tinct, tinge, tint
    Type Of : color, colourize, colourise, colour in, colour, colorize, colorise, color in
  20. cause to be in brief contact with

    Examples :
    • He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
  21. comprehend

    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • He could not touch the meaning of the poem
  22. deal with; usually used with a form of negation

    Type Of : handle, manage, deal, care
    Examples :
    • I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole
    • The local Mafia won't touch gambling
  23. deftness in handling matters

    Type Of : adroitness, quickness, adeptness, facility, deftness
    Examples :
    • he has a master's touch
  24. make physical contact with, come in contact with

    Examples :
    • She never touched her husband
  25. perceive via the tactile sense

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
    Examples :
    • Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
  26. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

    Type Of : solicitation
    Examples :
    • he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
  27. the feel of mechanical action

    Type Of : tactile property, feel
    Examples :
    • this piano has a wonderful touch


  1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    Synonyms : hence, so, therefore, thus
    Examples :
    • we were young and thence optimistic
  2. from that circumstance or source

    Synonyms : therefrom, thereof
    Examples :
    • atomic formulas and all compounds thence constructible
    • a natural conclusion follows thence
  3. from that place or from there

    Synonyms : therefrom
    Examples :
    • proceeded thence directly to college
    • flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow


  1. a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides

    Type Of : drum, membranophone, tympan