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take (sb's) temperature

This page is about the collocation take (sb's) temperature

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to measure somebody's body temperature

For example

  • Where did she put the thermometer when she took your temperature?

  • After my temperature was taken, my blood pressure was checked.

Quick Quiz

He took my temperature because

a. he said I didn't need it

b. he forgot to bring his

c. I said I felt sick

Contributor: Matt Errey