Behave improperly or disrespectfully; also, make unwanted sexual advances. For example, He doesn’t allow staff members to take liberties, such as calling clients by their first names, or She decided that if Jack tried to take liberties with her she would go straight home. This idiom uses liberties in the sense of “an overstepping of propriety,” and thus differs markedly from take the liberty of [ c. 1700 ]
Make a statement or take an action not warranted by the facts or circumstances, as in Their book takes liberties with the historical record.
noun 1. a member of a North American Indian people of southwestern Oregon, extinct since the early 20th century. 2. the Penutian language of the Takelma.
- Take me out to the ball game
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” definition A popular song about baseball from the early twentieth century.
verb 1. past participle of take. 2. Nonstandard. a simple past tense of take. Idioms 3. taken with, charmed or captivated by: He was quite taken with your niece. 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; […]
- Take names
take one’s medicine