Take-on meaning

(idiomatic) To assume responsibility for.

I'll take on the project if no one else will.

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To acquire, bring in, or introduce.

The ship took on cargo in Norfolk yesterday.

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(idiomatic) To begin to have or exhibit.

In the dark, the teddy bear took on the appearance of a fearsome monster.

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(idiomatic) To attempt to fight or compete.

I don't recommend taking on that bully, since he's bigger than you are.

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(intransitive, colloquial) To catch on, do well; to become popular.
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(intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
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