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take action

This page is about the collocation take action

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something to achieve a goal or solve a problem

For example

  • If we don't take action soon, it'll be too late.

  • Unless immediate action is taken, all our forests will be destroyed by logging companies.

Quick Quiz

If you're taking effective action, you're

a. doing what's needed to solve a problem

b. deciding whether to solve a problem

c. stopping action to solve a problem

Contributor: Matt Errey