Take action

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Definition

to take action: to act, to do something, to take a measure
idiom
We're waiting for their next move before we take action. We'll act as soon as we know what their plan is.

to take legal action: to prosecute, to start legal proceedings
idiom

Examples

  • "We must take action, and quickly."
  • "Let's try to remain calm. I'm sure we can resolve this situation without taking any legal action."
  • "Until we find out for sure what they're up to, we won't take any action."

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