take a liking to

take a liking to
take a liking to phrase
to begin to like someone or something

He took an immediate liking to Anna.

Thesaurus: to love or like a person or thingsynonym
Main entry: liking

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take a liking to
: to begin to like (someone or something)

He took a liking to his new neighbor.

She took an immediate liking to sailing when she tried it for the first time.

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Main Entry:liking

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take a liking to — • take a fancy to/for smb • take a liking to smb • take to smb (from Idioms in Speech) (smb) to like (often followed by immediately). I met this young man in the train just now, and I ve taken a fancy to him already. Mr. Short himself had taken a …   Idioms and examples

  • take a liking to — to begin to like someone or something He took an immediate liking to Anna …   English dictionary

  • take a liking to — See: TAKE A FANCY TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a liking to — See: TAKE A FANCY TO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a shine to — (informal) To fancy, take a liking to • • • Main Entry: ↑shine * * * informal develop a liking for * * * take a shine to informal : to begin to like (someone or something) She really took a shine to [=took a liking to] her new neighbor. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a fancy for — • take a fancy to/for smb • take a liking to smb • take to smb (from Idioms in Speech) (smb) to like (often followed by immediately). I met this young man in the train just now, and I ve taken a fancy to him already. Mr. Short himself had taken a …   Idioms and examples

  • take a fancy to — • take a fancy to/for smb • take a liking to smb • take to smb (from Idioms in Speech) (smb) to like (often followed by immediately). I met this young man in the train just now, and I ve taken a fancy to him already. Mr. Short himself had taken a …   Idioms and examples

  • take to smb. — • take a fancy to/for smb • take a liking to smb • take to smb (from Idioms in Speech) (smb) to like (often followed by immediately). I met this young man in the train just now, and I ve taken a fancy to him already. Mr. Short himself had taken a …   Idioms and examples

  • liking — n. 1) to take a liking to 2) to develop a liking for 3) to one s liking (that is not to my liking) * * * [ laɪkɪŋ] to develop a liking for to take a liking to to one s liking (that is not to my liking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • liking — lik|ing [ laıkıŋ ] noun singular a feeling of enjoying or liking something: liking for: He had a particular liking for science. for someone s liking if something is too expensive, too dark, etc. for someone s liking, they do not like it because… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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