take in, also metaphorically
She drew strength from the minister's words
The sponge absorbs water well
take up new ideas
take up time or space
take up the slack
take out or up with or as if with a scoop
scoop the sugar out of the container
- take up and practice as one's own
occupy or take on
She took up her position behind the tree
strike a pose
He assumes the lotus position
We took our seats in the orchestra
She took her seat on the stage
- take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
- take up as if with a sponge
pursue or resume
take up a matter for consideration
The cloth takes up the liquid
turn one's interest to
He took up herpetology at the age of fifty
return to a previous location or condition
The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
Take up a position
start a new job
How To Use take up In A Sentence
- I have been very busy lately and the ongoing project will take up about a few more weeks.
- They take up little space and give a real boost to summer and autumn colour. Times, Sunday Times
- Other handy bits and pieces like plasters, handkerchief, aftersun and a needle and thread can also come in handy, and don't take up too much room.
- Paul took up the post of County Accountant in the mid-Seventies, leaving for a short spell, only to return to take up the post of Finance Officer.
- This could take up to an hour and must be completed by the end of a gruelling nine-hour shift.
- Don't suddenly take up violent exercise after years of inactivity.
- Digital signals can be compressed to take up less space, leaving room for additional programming.
- He went into chemistry, left New Plymouth in 1946, and returned in 1952 to take up a post at his old school as housemaster and teacher.
- The vice-president was forced to take up the reins of office.
- Ten men with chiselled faces and Kalashnikovs jump out and take up positions. Times, Sunday Times