betake (v.) Old form(s): betooke
go, take oneself off, make one's way
2H6 IV.viii.63[Cade to himself] only my followers' base and ignominious treasons, makes me betake me to my heels
E3 III.iv.8[Lorraine to King John, of the Genoese] they betook themselves to flight
LLL I.i.230[King reading Armado's letter to him] I ... betook myself to walk
Luc.125[] every one to rest himself betakes
Luc.174[of Tarquin] honest fear ... / Doth too too oft betake him to retire
Per II.iii.114[Simonides to Knights] each one betake him to his rest
TNK III.i.82[Arcite to Palamon] betake you to your hawthorn house
WT III.ii.207[Paulina to Leontes] betake thee / To nothing but despair
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