Значение идиомы take to

[take to] {v.} 1. To go to or into; get yourself quickly to. – Often used in the imperative.

Take to the hills! The bandits arecoming!

We took to the woods during the day so no one would seeus.

Take to the boats! The ship is sinking.

We stopped at ahotel for the night but took to the road again the next morning.

2.To begin the work or job of; make a habit of.

He took to repairingwatches in his spare time.

She took to knitting when she gotolder.

Grandfather took to smoking cigars when he was young and hestill smokes them.

Uncle Willie took to drink while he was asailor.

The cat took to jumping on the table at mealtime.

3. Tolearn easily; do well at.

Father tried to teach John to swim, butJohn didn’t take to it.

Mary takes to mathematics like a ducktakes to water.

4. To like at first meeting; be pleased by orattracted to; accept quickly.

Our dog always takes to childrenquickly.

Mary didn’t take kindly to the new rule that her mothermade of being home at 6 o’clock.


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