take on (v.)
behave, act; or: rage, rant
3H6 II.v.104[Son to himself] How will my mother for a father's death / Take on with me and ne'er be satisfied!
MND III.ii.258[Demetrius to Hermia, of Lysander] He'll / Seem to break loose, take on as he would follow
MW III.v.36[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford] She does so take on with her men
TS III.ii.213[Katherina to Petruchio, of his behaviour] That take it on you at the first so roundly
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