Be*take" (?), v. t. [imp. Betook (#); p. p. Betaken (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.] [Pref. be- + take.]

1.

To take or seize.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.

They betook themselves to treaty and submission. Burke.

The rest, in imitation, to like arms Betook them. Milton.

Whither shall I betake me, where subsist? Milton.

3.

To commend or intrust to; to commit to.

[Obs.]

 

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