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tak·ing / ˈtāking/ • n. 1. the action or process of taking something: the taking of life.2. (takings) the amount of money earned by a business from the sale of goods or services: box-office takings were scant.• adj. dated (of a person) captivating in manner; charming: he was not a very taking person, she felt.PHRASES: for the taking ready or available for someone to take advantage of: the big money is out there for the taking.DERIVATIVES: tak·ing·ly adv.

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