take it

take it  {v. phr.}
1. To get an idea or impression; understand from what is said or done. — Usually used with "I".
I take it from your silence that you don't want to go.
2.  {informal}
To bear trouble, hard work, criticism; not give up or weaken.
Henry could criticize and tease other boys, but he couldn't take it himself.
Bob lost his job and his girl in the same week, and we all admired the way he took it.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}