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How did the verb "take" come to mean "to undertake and make, do, or perform"?

One of the senses of the verb take is: to undertake and make, do, or perform. take a walk take aim take legal action take a test take a look [sense 17a, Merriam-Webster] It is an idiomatic usage. ...
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What's the difference between "looked" and "had a look", which uses a delexical verb? [duplicate]

What's the difference between these? a. I had a look around the room. and b. I looked around the room.
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