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'Mr. Frodo, sir!' cried Sam quaking. 'Don't let him hurt me, sir! Don't let him turn me into anything unnatural! My old dad would take on so.'

                     ---the Lord of the Rings



I'm reading the Lord of the Rings. The passage above is from the first book. I don't understand the phrase in the last sentence --"take on so". 😣

Thank you for your help.😊

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'Don't let him turn me into anything unnatural! My old dad would take on so.'

                     ---the Lord of the Rings

I'm reading the Lord of the Rings. The passage above is from the first book. I don't understand the phrase in the last sentence --"take on so". 😣

Hi, Ruifengβ€”I needed to look it up. It means "exhibit great emotion" (see here).

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