Taking vs. Taken

Taking vs. Taken — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Taking and Taken

Takingadjective

Capturing interest; fetching

a taking smile.

Takenverb

Past participle of take.

Takingadjective

Contagious; catching. Used of an infectious disease.

Takenadjective

Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.

He was very taken with the girl, I hear.

Takingnoun

The act of one that takes.

Takenadjective

(informal) In a serious romantic relationship.

I can't ask her out, she's taken.
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Takingnoun

Something taken, as a catch of fish.

Takenverb

past participle of take

Takingnoun

(Law) An action by a government, especially under the power of eminent domain, that deprives a private owner of real property or of the use and enjoyment of that property.

Takenadjective

understood in a certain way; made sense of;

a word taken literallya smile taken as consentan open door interpreted as an invitation

Takingnoun

takings(Informal) Receipts, especially of money.

Takenadjective

having possession gained especially by force or effort

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Takingadjective

Alluring; attractive.

Takenadjective

be affected with an indisposition;

the child was taken illcouldn't tell when he would be taken drunk

Takingadjective

(obsolete) Infectious; contagious.

Takingnoun

The act by which something is taken.

Takingnoun

(uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

Takingnoun

(uncountable) A state of mental distress, resulting in excited or erratic behavior.

Takingnoun

(countable) That which has been gained.

Count the shop's takings.

Takingnoun

(in the plural) The cash or money received (taken) by a shop or other business; receipts.

Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week.

Takingverb

present participle of take

Takingnoun

the act of someone who picks up or takes something;

the pickings were easyclothing could be had for the taking

Takingadjective

very attractive; capturing interest;

a fetching new hairstylesomething inexpressibly taking in his mannera winning personality