Definition of take someone/something out in English:

take someone/something out

phrasal verb

  • Kill, destroy, or disable someone or something.

    • ‘The fighters who tried to take him out, he killed with his speed by taking advantage of their mistakes and countering them off a miss.’
    • ‘No matter how safe a driver you are, you can be taken out by someone else's bad driving.’
    • ‘‘I agree with you on principle,’ Brenner said, ‘but it's not worth sending a young man to kill himself to take O'Dell out.’’
    • ‘You caused a big uproar a few weeks ago when you suggested the U.S. should just simply take him out, should simply kill him.’
    • ‘I don't see him getting hit, but I do see him bungling an order to take someone out, and getting himself killed.’
    • ‘And if somebody wants to take you out and creates an assassination contract on your head, then the hitman gets your picture to familiarize himself with the face he's to kill.’
    • ‘A huge number of the group around Muqrin were taken out last night - killed or arrested.’
    • ‘It is neither our intention nor in our interest to take him out or assassinate him.’
    • ‘Worst of all, if the agency concluded that she didn't intend to go through with the assassination, they would take her out.’
    • ‘Nothing beats getting 10-15 kills before someone eventually takes me out!’
    kill, murder, assassinate, put to death, do away with, put an end to, get rid of, dispatch, execute, finish off, eliminate, exterminate, terminate
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