I have the sentence

I'm taking £50 in cash.

Edit: I found it in a dictionary from the article about 'cash'.

But there are so much meanings of the verb 'to take' that I can't find exact definition of this 'take'! Could you help me to find it, please?

  • We need more context to know what it means here. – StoneyB on hiatus Apr 5 '14 at 21:28
  • I found it in a dictionary from the article about 'cash'. I think the context is like 'I have £50 in cash', but I'm not sure. – Selio Apr 5 '14 at 21:31

As you say, this may have a variety of meanings. Some likely ones which don't require elaborate backstories are:

  • You are choosing to receive that part of what is owed you in cash.
    I'm depositing my paycheck at the bank and taking £50 in cash.
    I'm taking £50 in cash, and the rest as a cheque.

  • You are planning to carry so much cash when you go somewhere.
    I'm taking £50 in cash for drinks in the interval; we can do a late supper on my credit card.
    I'm taking £50 in cash to Bob, to buy his bicycle.

  • You are removing that sum from a repository.
    I'm taking £50 in cash out of the register, but you'll have plenty left to make change.
    I'm taking £50 in cash I found in his sock drawer, but there's nothing here we can fence.

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