take charge


take charge
verb
assume control (Freq. 4)
Syn: ↑take hold, ↑take control
Hypernyms: ↑head, ↑lead
Hyponyms: ↑move in on
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal
1. : to assume care, custody, command, or control

take charge of an office

take charge of a neighbor's children

took charge of operations in the western sector

was sent to the new division to take charge

2.
a. : to get out of control

anchor chain took charge and ran out

should a ladder which is being raised or lowered take chargeFire Service Drill Book

b. of a ship : to come up into the wind in spite of the helmsman

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assume control or responsibility

the candidate must take charge of an actual flight


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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