Meaning of the English Phrasal Verb
English teaching for English Language Learners (ELL) who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
take someone out
take out someone
take someone to a social event or a place of entertainment, or to a restaurant
1. My husband is going to take me out to the theatre for our anniversary.
2. He took her out to dinner on Friday evening.
- Use this for nicer restaurants. It is not normally used for fast food restaurants.
- Don’t confuse this phrasal verb with the noun take-out. The meaning is very different. Take-out is food that you purchase from a restaurant (such as pizza), then take home to eat.
- In speech, the phrasal verb is stressed on OUT. The noun is stressed on TAKE.
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. Not all the definitions are shown here.
|present –||TAKE OUT|
|present participle –||TAKING OUT|
|past –||TOOK OUT|
|past participle –||TAKEN OUT|