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
The surgery is a lengthy process and will involve many [operations]. The whole process can take up to six months.
I see this sport growing by leaps and bounds in India, my debut will be shown live on TV and I hope it inspires the next generation... Our country is changing. Young girls now have a platform for take up any sport.
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
It could take up to two years for a tooth to grow back in the big theropods like T. rex. Therefore, having specially reinforced teeth means less tooth breakage and less gaps in the jaw, leading to more efficient eating.
When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare.
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