Definitions for take up

Definitions for (verb) take up

Main entry: take up

Definition: pursue or resume

Usage: take up a matter for consideration

Main entry: resume, take up

Definition: return to a previous location or condition

Usage: The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it

Main entry: fasten on, take up, hook on, seize on, latch on

Definition: adopt

Usage: take up new ideas

Main entry: take in, take up, suck in, sop up

Definition: take up as if with a sponge

Main entry: take up, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, lift out

Definition: take out or up with or as if with a scoop

Usage: scoop the sugar out of the container

Main entry: take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

Definition: take in, also metaphorically

Usage: The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

Main entry: take up, sorb

Definition: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

Main entry: take in, take up

Definition: accept

Usage: The cloth takes up the liquid

Main entry: strike, take, take up, assume

Definition: occupy or take on

Usage: 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

Main entry: take over, take up, borrow, adopt

Definition: take up and practice as one's own

Main entry: take up, start

Definition: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

Usage: Take up a position; start a new job

Main entry: take up

Definition: turn one's interest to

Usage: He took up herpetology at the age of fifty

Main entry: take up

Definition: take up time or space

Usage: take up the slack

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