simple past tense of betake.
to cause to go (usually used reflexively):
She betook herself to town.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.
Waking up one morning from her dream, she betook herself to the old market of the Temple, and began to try and get her money back.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875 Various
So he dropped his claims, and betook himself to his own country or to Avignon.
The Red True Story Book Various
The three actors left the table and betook themselves to the brewery on the Rue Blondel.
Fromont and Risler, Complete Alphonse Daudet
They said, “Go on,” nodded their heads, and betook themselves to their horses.
The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
Mulberry opened the door and he and Gladys betook themselves from the study.
Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
The rattle-snakes, too, betook themselves to the burrows, and so did the lizards and agamas.
The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
He betook himself to this place of audience with great pomp.
Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
It was late when we rose from conference, and I betook me to the princess’s apartments.
The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
He betook himself to Prague, where he found credulous faith, favorable to his work of deception.
History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) Heinrich Graetz
With this consolation, he betook him to his bedroom, and proceeded to undress.
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
the past tense of betake
verb (transitive) -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
betake oneself, to go; move
(archaic) to apply (oneself) to
c.1200, from be- + take. Related: Betook; betaken.
to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty: Benedict Arnold betrayed his country. to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling: to betray a trust. to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to: to betray one’s friends. to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence: to betray a secret. to […]
to arrange for the marriage of; affiance (usually used in passive constructions): The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families. Archaic. to promise to marry. Historical Examples I will betroth her to your nephew, my beloved Montagu’s son. The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton I betroth thee unto me according to […]
a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Contemporary Examples Executive producer Betsy West has her own story of working in a man’s world. Women Who Paved the Way Betsy West February 25, 2013 I’m in business with Al Pacino now; we’re developing Betsy and Napoleon about Napoleon’s exile in St. Helena. My Date With Sean […]
in the space separating (two points, objects, etc.): between New York and Chicago. intermediate to, in time, quantity, or degree: between twelve and one o’clock; between 50 and 60 apples; between pink and red. linking; connecting: air service between cities. in portions for each of (two people): splitting the profits between them. among: sharing the […]