simple past tense of betake. Unabridged


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

betook (bɪˈtʊk)
the past tense of betake

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Example sentences
Thus they talked awhile, and then betook themselves to sleep.
Here he betook himself to the exercises of a solitary life with more joy and fervour than ever.
She immediately betook herself to the street which she searched down to the river.
They betook them selves to prayer and the sounds grew nearer.
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