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TAKE THE FIFTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take the Fifth mean? 

TAKE THE FIFTH (verb)
  The verb TAKE THE FIFTH has 1 sense:

1. refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

  Familiarity information: TAKE THE FIFTH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE THE FIFTH (verb)


Sense 1take the Fifth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

take the Fifth; take the Fifth Amendment

Hypernyms (to "take the Fifth" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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