take place


    Definition of take place in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGtakes placePRtaking placePTtook placePPtaken placeSUF-ace
    1. VI To happen, to occur.
      1. When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.
    2. OBS To take precedence or priority.
      1. OBS To take effect; to prevail.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • In this case, which took place in 2005, a content management system has been implemented, which curators of the ephorate enriched wirelessly via an application implemented for a Pocket PC device.
          • In general, those life events taking place early off-time have greater negative impact than those taking place late off-time.
          • The position of the blindside flanker depends on the proximity of a touch line, so if the scrum takes place close to the left-hand touch line, the blindside flanker will be closest to that touch line.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • When you generously, open-heartedly bless someone who has hurt or harmed you, incredible divine alchemy takes place.
          • A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
          • Romney had already taken leave from Bain Capital by the time the American Pad & Paper layoffs took place.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs

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        1. en takes place
        2. en taken place
        3. en cake plate
        4. en make peace
        5. en marketplace
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        Meaning of take place for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "take place" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
        Definiteness: Level 4
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