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    Question What is the meaning of "taken" here?


    My first post here...
    I would like to know the meaning of the word "taken" in the following text:
    I followed / so taken
    So conditioned I could never let go
    It's a part of a lyric.

    Thanks and sorry, I'm hungarian!


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    Re: What is the meaning of "taken" here?

    So taken with [you], the person the song is about. So in love with you, with such a big crush on you.

    Illustrative example:

    She was really taken with him. The way that she talked about him was unbelievable. I didn't think one could like a guy like that

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    Re: What is the meaning of "taken" here?

    If you are 'taken with' something, you find it appealing, but there does not have to be a romantic feeling:

    I'm rather taken with the idea of working in a very cold climate for a time.

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