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Still, it's not clear exactly what's wrong with Cannon's kidney.
This could be very simple like dehydration, which should correct itself
quickly with treatment. Or it can be something very complicated that's going to take a lot of time to diagnose properly and treat. Later Wednesday, Cannon took to Twitter himself, saying, "Currently being transferred to a hospital in LA. Thank you all for all your love, prayers and concern."
This is from a news article. I don't know what exactly "took to Twitter himself" means. (i know what Twitter is )
Does this mean Cannon himself wrote on Twitter ??
i wanna know the exact meaning of "take to ~~."
these are several definitions that i found from a dictionary:
1.[VERB] [intr, preposition] to make for; flee to
to take to the hills
2.[VERB] to form a liking for, esp after a short acquaintance
I took to him straightaway
3.[VERB] to have recourse to
to take to the bottle
4.[VERB] take to heart to regard seriously
but i cannot understand "take to Twitter himself" with these definitions.
3.[VERB] to have recourse to: to take to the bottle
Definition of recourse | Collins English Dictionary
Quote from Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary:
" take to [phrasal verb]
1 take to (something) : to go to or into (a place)
▪ They grabbed their weapons and took to the hills. ▪ Thousands of people took to the streets in protest. [=went out into the streets to protest] ▪ He took to the airwaves [=he spoke on the radio] with his message. "
Link:Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
Maybe it will be easier for us learners to understand.
Last edited by masterding; 12-Jan-2012 at 02:58.