Brać kogoś/coś na ręce - (lit. to take sb/sth on hands) - to pick someone/something up. The difference between this and 'podnieść kogoś/coś' (to pick up sb/sth) is that you usually hold this somebody/something in your hands.
Also - brać na wycieczkę - to take on a trip. This sentence is not that dark :)
the ones translated to brać, zabierać