verb (used with object), betook, betaken, betaking.
to cause to go (usually used reflexively): She betook herself to town.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.

1175–1225; Middle English bitaken. See be-, take Unabridged
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betake (bɪˈteɪk)
vb , -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
1.  betake oneself to go; move
2.  archaic to apply (oneself) to

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Example sentences
With the approach of winter, the summer birds betake themselves to warmer climes, and new ones come to take their places.
Al though the camera system looks big and bulky, it can easily betake nap art and packed into two cases.
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