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Overview of noun take_up

The noun take-up has 2 senses

  • take-up -- (any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom); "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool")

  • take-up -- (the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in)

Overview of verb take_up

The verb take up has 13 senses

  • take up -- (pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration")

  • take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on -- (adopt; "take up new ideas")

  • take up -- (turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty")

  • take up -- (take up time or space; "take up the slack")

  • start, take up -- (begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job")

  • adopt, borrow, take over, take up -- (take up and practice as one's own)

  • assume, take, strike, take up -- (occupy or take on; "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")

  • sorb, take up -- (take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption)

  • scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up -- (take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container")

  • take in, take up -- (accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid")

  • absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up -- (take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")

  • take in, sop up, suck in, take up -- (take up as if with a sponge)

  • resume, take up -- (return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it")