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Phrasal Verbs

take on (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb take on (3)

Meaning

to fight, or compete against, someone or something

Synonym

challenge

For example

  • take on sb/sth The workers took on the management, and won. They got a pay rise and better conditions.

  • take sb/sth on Manchester United took Chelsea on in the Community Shield match.

Quick Quiz

Billy wasn't very brave at school. He'd only take on kids who were

a. bigger than he was

b. stronger than he was

c. smaller than he was

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