take on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb take on (2).

Meaning: to give someone a job

Synonym: recruit, employ

For example:

  • take on sb We need to take on two more workers in the warehouse.

  • take sb on I promised to take Francine's sister on if we needed another typist.

  • be taken on She was taken on as a temporary assistant at first, and now she's the office manager.

Quick Quiz:

I'm sorry, but at the moment our company isn't taking on any more

a. staff

b. profits

c. offices

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