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take up

verb (v)

  • pursue or resume (verb.change)
    Example:
    Take up a matter for consideration.
    source: wordnet30
  • adopt (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Take up new ideas.
    source: wordnet30
  • turn one's interest to (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • take up time or space (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Take up the slack.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job (verb.social)
    Synonym: start
    Example:
    Take up a position.
    source: wordnet30
  • take up and practice as one's own (verb.possession)
    Synonym: adopt, borrow, take over
    source: wordnet30
  • occupy or take on (verb.motion)
    Synonym: assume, strike, take
    source: wordnet30
  • take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption (verb.contact)
    Synonym: sorb
    source: wordnet30
  • take out or up with or as if with a scoop (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • accept (verb.contact)
    Synonym: take in
    source: wordnet30
  • take in, also metaphorically (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • take up as if with a sponge (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: sop up, suck in, take in
    source: wordnet30
  • return to a previous location or condition (verb.change)
    Synonym: resume
    source: wordnet30

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