(third-person singular simple present takes steps, present participle taking steps, simple past took steps, past participle taken steps)
- To initiate a course of action.
- If necessary, I will take steps to clarify the situation before the deadline for lodging questions next Monday. Members should be aware that, in general, they should ask only the question that was lodged and which appears in the Business Bulletin. Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson in Scottish Parliament on 19 June 2008.