take on (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb take on (1).

Meaning: If you take on something like a job, a responsibility, or anything involving a challenge, you agree to do it.

Synonym: undertake

For example:

  • take on sth Jim took on too much work, and he made himself sick with worry when he couldn't cope with it all.

  • take sth on How much profit will we make if we take this printing job on?

Nouns often used as objects with take on (1): work, job, responsibility, task, challenge, role, position, duty, assignment

Quick Quiz:

She's already raising two kids while doing a full-time job, and now she wants to take on even more

a. help

b. responsibility

c. free time

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Contributor: Matt Errey