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take out (3)

Meaning: to obtain something like a loan, an insurance policy, a patent, etc.

Synonym: obtain

For example:

  • take out sth If you're going overseas, it's a good idea to take out travel insurance in case you get robbed or have an accident or whatever.

  • take sth out Have you ever taken a patent out on one of your inventions?

Nouns often used as objects with
take out (3): loan, mortgage, injunction, insurance, patent, copyright, summons

Quick Quiz:

They didn't have enough money to buy their house, so they had to take out
  1. a bank
  2. a bank manager
  3. a bank loan

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