Definitions for "Taking"
The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.
The taking of an owner's property under the laws of eminent domain.
A seizure of private property or a substantial deprivation of the right to its free use or enjoyment that is caused by government action and especially by the exercise of eminent domain and for which just compensation to the owner must be given according to the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Note: A governmental action that results in a mere diminution in property value is less likely to be considered a taking than one that deprives the owner of economically viable use of the property.
Keywords:  underdog, odds, bet, wagering
Betting on the underdog, taking the odds.
Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds.
Apt to take; alluring; attracting.
very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"
Keywords:  contageous, infectious
Infectious; contageous.
Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.
Keywords:  malign, influence, infection
Malign influence; infection.
the act of someone who picks up or takes something; "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"
Taking Against The Will