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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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