What is take up?

More definitions of "take up":

  • (verb): Take up time or space.
    Example: "Take up the slack"
  • (verb): Pursue or resume.
    Example: "Take up a matter for consideration"
  • (verb): Return to a previous location or condition.
    Synonyms: resume
  • (verb): Take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.
    Synonyms: sorb
  • (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"
    Synonyms: start

Famous quotes containing the word take:

    Calms appear, when Storms are past;
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    Venus comes not ev’ry Day.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)