take up

  1. take in, also metaphorically
    She drew strength from the minister's words
    The sponge absorbs water well
  2. adopt
    take up new ideas
  3. take up time or space
    take up the slack
  4. take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    scoop the sugar out of the container
  5. take up and practice as one's own
  6. 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
  7. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
  8. take up as if with a sponge
  9. pursue or resume
    take up a matter for consideration
  10. accept
    The cloth takes up the liquid
  11. turn one's interest to
    He took up herpetology at the age of fifty
  12. return to a previous location or condition
    The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
  13. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    Take up a position
    start a new job
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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
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