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take all, (?) orig. a gaming expression indicating a last despairing hazard Rom. I. v. 19 “the longer liver take all,” Lr. III. i. 15 “And bids what will take all,” Ant. IV. ii. 8 “I'll strike, and cry ‘Take all’” ; take one's death, (1) die 3H6 I. iii. 35; (2) take one's dying oath 2H6 II. iii. 91 “I will my death I never meant him any ill” ; take forth, select, choose Cor. I. ix. 34; take one's haste, make haste Tim. V. i. 215; take the heat, get the start 2H4 II. iv. 326; take in, conquer, subdue, overcome Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 590 “affliction may subdue the cheek, But not in the mind,” Cor. I. ii. 24 “To in many towns,” Ant. I. i. 23, &c., Cym. III. ii. 9, IV. ii. 121; take me with you, speak so that I can understand you, be explicit 1H4 II. iv. 513 [506], Rom. III. v. 142; take note of, (1) notice Cor. IV. ii. 10; (2) know about Tw.N. III. ii. 40; take off, (1) dissuade, disincline Mac. II. iii. 38 “it sets him on, and it t-s him off” ; (2) relieve one of (an office) Cor. III. iii. 60, Oth. V. ii. 330 “Your power and your command is t-n off” ; (3) make away with, destroy (a person or his life, &c.) Mac. V. vii. 100 [viii. 71] “Took off her life,” Cym. V. v. 47, Per. IV. vi. 140 “I must have your maidenhead taken off” (quibble on ‘head’); (4) “there's laying on, it off who will,” proverbial phr. applicable to anything excessive Troil. I. ii. 221; take on, be furious, rage, rave Wiv. III. v. 40 “she does so on with her men,” MND. III. ii. 258, 3H6 II. v. 104; take out, (1) lead out from the company for a dance H8 I. iv. 95 “I were unmannerly to you out, And not to kiss you,” (2) take a copy of Oth. III. iii. 296, iv. 179 “ me this work out . . . I'd have it copied” ; take up, (1) raise, levy 2H4 II. i. 203 “you are to soldiers up,” IV. ii. 26; (2) arrest (with quibble on sense of TAKING-UP, q.v.) Ado III. iii. 189, 2H6 IV. vii. 134 “;” (3) ‘oppose, encounter, cope with’ (Schmidt) Wint. III. iii. 90 (quibble on sense 4 below), 2H4 I. iii. 73, Cor. III. i. 243 “I could myself up a brace o' the best of them” ; (4) take to task, rebuke, reprimand Gent. I. ii. 132, Cym. II. i. 4 “ me up for swearing” ; (5) retort to (a speech) H5 III. vii. 131; (6) make up, settle, arrange amicably AYL. V. iv. 50, 104, Tw.N. III. iv. 323, Tit. IV. iii. 91 “to up a matter of brawl,” Oth. I. iii. 173; (7) occupy entirely, fill up, (hence) obstruct H8 I. i. 56 “ up the rays o' the . . . sun,” Cor. III. ii. 116 “tears up The glasses of my sight” ; (8) trip up Mac. II. iii. 46 “he took up my legs.”
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