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"
the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
pursue or resume
"take up a matter for consideration"
take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on(verb)
"take up new ideas"
turn one's interest to
"He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
take up time or space
"take up the slack"
start, take up(verb)
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(verb)
take up and practice as one's own
assume, take, strike, take up(verb)
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(verb)
take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up(verb)
take out or up with or as if with a scoop
"scoop the sugar out of the container"
take in, take up(verb)
"The cloth takes up the liquid"
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)
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(verb)
take up as if with a sponge
resume, take up(verb)
return to a previous location or condition
"The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
To pick up.
To begin doing (an activity) on a regular basis.
To address (an issue).
To occupy; to consume (space or time).
To shorten by hemming.
To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
The numerical value of take up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of take up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
It may not take up as much fridge space (as store-bought soft-drinks), but it does take up counter space, i don't know what benefit you're getting.
If I stayed Syria, I would have to be part of one party or of ISIS. I'd have to take up arms and kill people. But I don't want that. I only want to take care of my children.
A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.
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