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take

1. Hunting the number of quarry killed or captured on one occasion
2. Informal chiefly US the amount of anything taken, esp money
3. Films Music
a. one of a series of recordings from which the best will be selected for release
b. the process of taking one such recording
c. a scene or part of a scene photographed without interruption
4. Med informal
a. any objective indication of a successful vaccination, such as a local skin reaction
b. a successful skin graft
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I hope the President finds someone able and willing to take up the cudgels that Usec.
Perhaps our city leaders and MPs could take up the cudgels with Liverpool-born Culture Secretary Andy Burnham?
Board members have been targeted in shareholder lawsuits alleging that they failed to take up the cudgels to prevent unscrupulous CEOs from pillaging their companies.

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