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take medicine

This page is about the collocation take medicine

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to swallow a tablet or syrup to cure an illness

For example

  • Has grandpa taken his medicine yet?

  • If you're taking medicine, only take as much as you're told to take.

You can also add adjectives to describe particular types of medicine, as in "take heart medicine" and "take herbal medicine". Related collocations include "take a tablet", "take a pill", "take a drug", etc.

Quick Quiz

In a hospital, nurses take medicine when

a. they are sick

b. they can sell it

c. patients need it

Contributor: Matt Errey