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betook

[bih-too k] /bɪˈtʊk/
verb
1.
simple past tense of betake.

betake

[bih-teyk] /bɪˈteɪk/
verb (used with object), betook, betaken, betaking.
1.
to cause to go (usually used reflexively):
She betook herself to town.
2.
Archaic. to resort or have recourse to.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English bitaken. See be-, take
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Examples from the web for betook
  • 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.
  • Each witness promptly betook himself to a place of safety before the failure.
  • They betook them selves to prayer and the sounds grew nearer.
British Dictionary definitions for betook

betook

/bɪˈtʊk/
verb
1.
the past tense of betake

betake

/bɪˈteɪk/
verb (transitive) -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
1.
betake oneself, to go; move
2.
(archaic) to apply (oneself) to
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Word Origin and History for betook

betake

v.

c.1200, from be- + take. Related: Betook; betaken.

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