take an interest

Idioms & Phrases

take an interest

  1. Be concerned or curious, as in She really takes an interest in foreign affairs, or I wish he'd take an interest in classical music.

  2. Share in a right to or ownership of property or a business, as in He promised to take an interest in the company as soon as he could afford to.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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