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What's using or meaning of

Take somebody on?

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    It has a few very different and contradictory meanings.
    - To hire or accept has a member: "They took him on as an accountant."
    - To oppose somebody or some group: "Obama has taken on the National Rifle Association in his speeches."

    You can also start a task: "He took on the planting of the garden early in the morning."
    You can also take on a quality: "He took on the appearance of manager, wearing expensive clothes."

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