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    take up

    take up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take up

    Definition
    (verb) pursue or resume
    Example Sentence
    • take up a matter for consideration
    Definition
    (verb) adopt
    Synonyms : fasten on , hook on , latch on , seize on
    Example Sentence
    • take up new ideas
    Definition
    (verb) turn one's interest to
    Example Sentence
    • He took up herpetology at the age of fifty
    Definition
    (verb) take up time or space
    Example Sentence
    • take up the slack
    Definition
    (verb) begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    Synonyms : start
    Example Sentence
    • Take up a position
    • start a new job
    Definition
    (verb) take up and practice as one's own
    Synonyms : adopt , borrow , take over
    Definition
    (verb) occupy or take on
    Synonyms : assume , strike , take
    Example Sentence
    • He assumes the lotus position
    • She took her seat on the stage
    • We took our seats in the orchestra
    • She took up her position behind the tree
    • strike a pose
    Definition
    (verb) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
    Synonyms : sorb
    Definition
    (verb) take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    Synonyms : lift out , scoop , scoop out , scoop up
    Example Sentence
    • scoop the sugar out of the container
    Definition
    (verb) accept
    Synonyms : take in
    Example Sentence
    • The cloth takes up the liquid
    Definition
    (verb) take in, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : absorb , draw , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take in
    Example Sentence
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
    Definition
    (verb) take up as if with a sponge
    Synonyms : sop up , suck in , take in
    Definition
    (verb) return to a previous location or condition
    Synonyms : resume
    Example Sentence
    • The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
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