Let's suppose I am translating a text from my native language into English, and I come across a word that I don't know how to translate. I look it up in the dictionary and put it in my text. Can I say that I took that word from the dictionary, or should I use a different verb?
“Got” and “found” are all good examples but not for every use of “took” in a sentence. If you were saying “It took me forever to finish the project.” Or “It took a long time for me to finish the test.”
Then what would you say is another word you could use to substitute “took” in those sentences?