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 onverb
"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 upverb
begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
"Take up a position"; "start a new job"
adopt, borrow, take over, take upverb
take up and practice as one's own
assume, take, strike, take upverb
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 upverb
take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take upverb
take out or up with or as if with a scoop
"scoop the sugar out of the container"
take in, take upverb
"The cloth takes up the liquid"
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
take in, sop up, suck in, take upverb
take up as if with a sponge
resume, take upverb
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
If the take-up is poor, that could increase market talk that the ECB is going to step in and use other tools.
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
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.
The supercomputer that is currently under development would take up about 1,000 square meters of floor space.
They're like flexible building blocks and you can pretty much do anything you imagine. You can build hotels, hospitals, anything, because they're modular and can take up 100 megatons of pressure.
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