the Japanese name for Kaohsiung
noun 1. a city in Gumma prefecture, central Honshu, Japan.
noun 1. a city on S Honshu, in Japan: a suburb of Osaka.
verb (used with object), took, taken, taking. 1. to get into one’s hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write. 2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a book in one’s hand; to take a child by the hand. 3. […]
- Take aback
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) to astonish or disconcert Surprise, shock, as in He was taken aback by her caustic remark. This idiom comes from nautical terminology of the mid-1700s, when be taken aback referred to the stalling of a ship caused by a wind shift that made the sails lay back against the masts. Its […]