take pity on someone

take pity on someone
to feel sorry for someone and try to help them

Dirk took pity on me and let me stay at his house.


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  • take pity on someone — phrase to feel sorry for someone and try to help them Dirk took pity on me and let me stay at his house. Thesaurus: to feel or express sympathysynonym Main entry: pity …   Useful english dictionary

  • take pity on someone — take pity on (someone) to do something because you feel sympathy for someone. She stood there shivering until Claudia took pity on her and put her sweater around the child s shoulders …   New idioms dictionary

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  • take pity on — FEEL SORRY FOR, relent, be compassionate towards, be sympathetic towards, have mercy on, help (out), put someone out of their misery. → pity * * * take pity on : to feel pity for (a person or animal) and do something to help I took pity on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take pity on — a better person would take pity on them Syn: feel sorry for, relent, be compassionate toward, be sympathetic toward, have mercy on, help (out), put someone out of their misery …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take — take1 [ teık ] (past tense took [ tuk ] ; past participle tak|en [ teıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 move something/someone ▸ 2 cause someone/something to move ▸ 3 perform action ▸ 4 need something ▸ 5 accept ▸ 6 win prize/election ▸ 7 reach out and get ▸… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pity — [[t]pɪ̱ti[/t]] pities, pitying, pitied 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you feel pity for someone, you feel very sorry for them. → See also self pity He felt a sudden tender pity for her... She knew that she was an object of pity among her friends.… …   English dictionary

  • pity — pit|y1 [ pıti ] noun uncount 1. ) a strong feeling of sympathy that you have for someone because they are very unhappy or in a bad situation: She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disgust. There was pity in her voice. feel pity for someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pity — I UK [ˈpɪtɪ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) a strong feeling of sympathy that you have for someone because they are very unhappy or in a bad situation She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disgust. There was pity in her voice. feel pity for …   English dictionary

  • take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …   English World dictionary

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