The phrasal verb ‘Take on’ is another versatile phrasal verb, with five different mining’s!

As expected, there is no logic and none of the five meaning here are the opposite of any of the seven ‘take off’ meanings.

  1. Infinitive : To take on
  2. Present Participle : Taking on
  3. Past Tense : Took on
  4. Past Participle : Taken on

Take on # 1

  1. We have lot of work to do – we should take on some more staff.
  2. She did well during the interview and I think we should take her on.

Take on # 2

  1. If he pushes me again, I’m going to take him on.
  2. England will take on Germany in the next round.
  3. The competition has taken on more importance now that the prize money will be donated to charity.

Take on # 3

  1. In this car only two people can took on.
  2. There is already one patient in the ambulance so we cannot take on any more patient in this ambulance.
  3. The taxi was big and could take on six passenger.

Take on # 4

  1. “Are you really want to taking on a new one task?”
  2. “He is rally busy I don’t think He can take on any more work.”
  3. “We are taking on more work to save up for our holiday.”

Take on # 5

  1. He just needed a bred and stomach padding to take on the appearance of Santa Claus
  2. Her voice took on a serious tone when she scolded the children.