Definition of Take five

1. Verb. Take a break for five minutes. "The musicians took five during the rehearsal"

Generic synonyms: Break, Intermit, Pause



Definition of Take five

1. Verb. to take a five-minute break from some activity, take a short break from some activity ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to break something up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Five

take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire
take five (current term)
take flight
take for
take for a spin
take for granted
take form
take guard
take heart
take heed
take hold
take hold of
take home
take hostage
take ill
take in

Literary usage of Take five

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1881)
"... ordered to take Five Forks—Lee masses one-third of his army against Grant's left—Warren disposes his forces contrary to orders—Attack on Warren—Repulse ..."

2. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1882)
"... March 30th—Sheridan ordered to take Five Forks—Lee masses one-third of his army against Grant's left—Warren disposes his forces contrary to ..."

3. Diary of a Journey to England in the Years 1761-1762, by Count Frederick by Friedrich Kielmansegge (1902)
"We had been forced to take five horses at Grossen Sander, but we sent them back from Lehr, as we found it unnecessary to take them any further. ..."

4. The First Steps in Number by George Albert Wentworth, E. M. Reed (1898)
"take five blocks. Take one more block. How many blocks are five blocks and one ... Ella may take five pink shells. She may put one more shell with them. ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1855)
"She was then ordered to take five grains of the extractum ... I ordered her to take five grains of extract of urtica three times a day. Nov. 10th. ..."

6. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"take five in your hand, throw them up, and catch as many as you can on the back of your hand. Throw those up from the back and catch in the palm. ..."

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