take up


take up

verb

Definition of TAKE UP

1
to move from a lower to a higher place or position <please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it>
Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Antonyms drop, lower
2
to take in (something liquid) through small openings <the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly>
Synonyms drink, imbibe, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
Related Words gulp, guzzle, quaff, sip, slurp, swallow, swig, swill
3
to take for one's own use (something originated by another) <one cluster of fans started chanting the team name of the champions, and the crowd quickly took up the cry>

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