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take medicine

This page is about the collocation take medicine

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

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.

Note:
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