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take

(tāk),
A successful grafting operation or vaccination.

take

a popular term for a satisfactory response, as of a vaccination or tissue graft.

take

Admission of patients to hospital either through A&E or by GP referral. The medical and surgical teams rotate on take during the day and at night. The firm in hospital on take administer patients and assume responsibility for their care.

take

Immunology noun A popular term for a vaccine's efficacy; it is said to 'have taken' if there is a ≥ 4-fold ↑ in antibody titers Transplant immunology The adherence of a free skin graft occurring between days 3 and 5 of the transfer of skin Vox populi Opinion, as in, '…what's your 'take' on this…'
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It quite took their breath away, and they stared first at the table and then at their mother, who looked as if she enjoyed it immensely.
I made fast to a willow; then I took a bite to eat, and by and by laid down in the canoe to smoke a pipe and lay out a plan.
Em'ly was took bad with fever, and, what is very strange to me is, - maybe
The farmer having (as I suppose by their talk) received such an account of me as his servant could give him, took a piece of a small straw, about the size of a walking-staff, and therewith lifted up the lappets of my coat; which it seems he thought to be some kind of covering that nature had given me.
Noureddin took out two gold pieces, and giving them to Scheih Ibrahim said
Athos took the purse, and threw it into the hand of the coachman.
A thick mist hung all round our ships; {79} the moon was hidden behind a mass of clouds so that no one could have seen the island if he had looked for it, nor were there any breakers to tell us we were close in shore before we found ourselves upon the land itself; when, however, we had beached the ships, we took down the sails, went ashore and camped upon the beach till daybreak.
Let us consider it settled, therefore, that Winthrop, Bellingham, Dudley, and Endicott, each of them, when chosen governor, took his seat in our great chair on election day.
1 paused for a moment, and had no heart to go on; but my horse neighed, and I took it as a good sign, and suffered him to gallop forward.
I will give him seven excellent workwomen, Lesbians, whom I chose for myself when he took Lesbos--all of surpassing beauty.
The engine at this moment took its station in advance of the cars, looking, I must confess, much more like a sort of mechanical demon that would hurry us to the infernal regions than a laudable contrivance for smoothing our way to the Celestial City.
So she ran into the cellar again, took an enormous drink and ate up the one chicken in great glee.