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take charge

This page is about the collocation take charge

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to take control or assume responsibility

For example

  • Who'll take charge if the mayor is sent to prison?

  • Harry will have to take charge of the company if his father gets sick.

Quick Quiz

If someone has to "take charge", they have to

a. face charges in court

b. tell others what to do

c. take all the payments

Contributor: Matt Errey