(third-person singular simple present takes time, present participle taking time, simple past took time, past participle taken time)
- To require a comparatively long period of time.
- Learning a foreign language takes time.
- It takes time to get used to having a step-parent.
- To volunteer to spend one's time (for a purpose or beneficiary).
- He took time to help us with his son with his homework
- He took time for his son.