(1) Be affected with an indisposition
"The child was taken ill"
"Couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"
(2) Having possession gained especially by force or effort
(3) Understood in a certain way; made sense of
"A word taken literally"
"A smile taken as consent"
"An open door interpreted as an invitation"
- Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
- He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
- In a relationship
- I can't ask her out, she's taken.