This is Hagen's replic from the Godfather:

"Sollozzo finally got in touch and wants to sit down with us. A negotiator is arranging the details. That means we win. Sollozzo knows he's lost and he wants to get out with his life." Hagen paused. "Maybe he thought we were soft, ready to be taken, because we didn't strike back.

Please, explain what ready to be taken means here.

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    You should take the time to learn all the possible ways 'take' can be used. One of the best English verbs :) – Tᴚoɯɐuo Feb 15 '15 at 18:11

It's not an idiom - it's just an alternate meaning of "take". See the fourth or fifth entry under the word at dictionary.com:

to seize or capture: to take an enemy town; to take a prisoner.

to catch or get (fish, game, etc.), especially by killing: to take a dozen trout on a good afternoon.

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