More definitions of "take up":
- (verb): Take up time or space.
Example: "Take up the slack"
- (verb): Take in, also metaphorically.
Synonyms: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in
- (verb): Accept.
Synonyms: take in
- (verb): Pursue or resume.
Example: "Take up a matter for consideration"
- (verb): Return to a previous location or condition.
- (verb): Take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.
- (verb): Turn one's interest to.
Example: "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
- (verb): Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
Example: "Take up a position"
Famous quotes containing the word take:
“Calms appear, when Storms are past;
Love will have his Hour at last:
Nature is my kindly Care;
Mars destroys, and I repair;
Take me, take me, while you may,
Venus comes not evry Day.”
—John Dryden (16311700)