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take a message

This page is about the collocation take a message

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to write down or memorize a message for somebody

For example

  • Debra's not here just now. Can I take a message?

  • If you hadn't taken that message, I wouldn't have known the meeting was cancelled.

Note:
A related collocation with the opposite meaning is "leave a message"

Quick Quiz

I'd have taken the message if I'd had

a. a car

b. a bag

c. a pen

Contributor: Matt Errey