betake (v.)
resort, have recourse, commit oneself
PP.8.12[Pilgrim, of Phoebus] I in deep delight am chiefly drowned / Whenas himself to singing he betakes
RJ I.iv.34[Benvolio to all, of Capulet's house] no sooner in / But every man betake him to his legs [i.e. run off / dance]
TN III.iv.216[Sir Toby to Viola as Cesario] That defence thou hast, betake thee to't
TN III.iv.226[Sir Toby to Viola as Cesario] betake you to your guard
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