Be·take v. t. [imp. Betook p. p. Betaken p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.]
1. To take or seize. [Obs.]
2. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
They betook themselves to treaty and submission. --Burke.
The rest, in imitation, to like arms
Betook them. --Milton.
Whither shall I betake me, where subsist? --Milton.
3. To commend or intrust to; to commit to. [Obs.]