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take on (fraasiverbi)

  1. ottaa (kontolleen, tehtäväkseen, haasteekseen jms.)
    He should have thought carefully before taking on the job.
    You shouldn't take on all of this; it's too much for one person.
    "Take on me" was an 80s superhit by the Norwegian band A-ha.: Take on me...[take on me]...take me on..., said the refrain.
  2. saada (uusi ominaisuus)
    This word is taking on a new meaning.
    Her voice took on a note of uncertainty.
  3. ottaa palvelukseen, palkata
    They took me on because I'm good at computers.
  4. haastaa, kohdata voimakas vastustaja; ottaa tehtäväkseen päihittää
    Margaret Thatcher took on the trade unions and never gave up.
    You shouldn't take him on.
  5. (pysähtyä ja) ottaa kyytiin
    The ship took on fresh supplies in the harbour.
    We took on new passengers in Heinola and continued on to Helsinki on our way to Tallinn.
  6. (negatiivisissa ilmauksissa) ottaa itseensä, suuttua
    Now don't take on so, darling! I didn't mean it that way.

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