1. take a bow acknowledge applause by inclining the head, as of an artist after a performance
  2. take a hop spring back; spring away from an impact
  3. take up turn one's interest to
  4. take-up the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
  5. teacup a cup from which tea is drunk
  6. toecap a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it
  7. take aback surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  8. Takakkaw a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia
  9. take a dive pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer
  10. touch up alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance
  11. take off remove clothes
  12. take back regain possession of something
  13. take away remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  14. take leave go away or leave
  15. take shape develop into a distinctive entity
  16. take a hit inhale through the nose
  17. deck up put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
  18. take five take a break for five minutes
  19. take to be look on as or consider
  20. takeaway a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures