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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    to start to employ someone

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  2. 2
    to develop a particular character or appearance

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  3. 4
    to fight or compete against someone

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  4. 5

    take on

    or

    take upon

    to decide to do something without asking permission from anyone else

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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