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take on (fraasiverbi)

  1. ottaa (kontolleen, tehtäväkseen, haasteekseen jms.)
    He should have thought before he took the job on.
    You shouldn't take on all of this; it's too much for one person.
    "Take on me" was an 80's superhit by the Norwegian band A-ha.: Take on me...[take on me]...take me on..., said the refrain.
  2. saada (uusi ominaisuus)
    This word is taking on a new meaning.
    Her voice took on a note of uncertainty.
  3. ottaa palvelukseen, palkata
    They took me on because I'm good at computers.
  4. haastaa, kohdata voimakas vastustaja; ottaa tehtäväkseen päihittää
    Margaret Thatcher took on the trades unions and never gave up.
    You shouldn't take him on.
  5. (pysähtyä ja) ottaa kyytiin
    The ship took on fresh supplies at the harbour.
    We took on new passengers at Heinola and continued to Helsinki harbour on our way to Tallinn.
  6. (negatiivisissa ilmauksissa) ottaa itseensä, suuttua
    Now don't take on, darling! I didn't mean it that way.

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