Definition of take up
- took up a collection
- took up the life of a farmer
- plants taking up nutrients
- take up skiing
- took up the trumpet
- take up one problem at a time
- took up residence in town
- the meeting was taken up with old business
- take up the slack
- took me up on it
- we must take the good work up again
Examples of take up in a Sentence
please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it
the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly
Recent Examples of take up from the Web
His case has been taken up by Meissner Associates, the New York law firm that successfully represented a whistleblower who highlighted accounting violations at Monsanto.
Yet as the deadline looms, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which has direct oversight of NFIP, has not taken up legislation to reauthorize the program.
Obama has taken up congressional redistricting as a primary cause since his departure from the White House to challenge the Republican majorities in Congress.
The fight over Brexit has taken up the lion’s share of politicians’ time and attention for two years, but the public seems generally fed up with the endless debate.
The DOE’s Office of Civil Rights is already investigating Yale for discrimination against men, and the Asian American Coalition for Education has filed a complaint against Yale that has not been taken up.
President Xi Jinping has taken up the soccer cause as a personal pet project, ordering that it be made part of the national school curriculum and encouraging major businesses to invest as a way of currying favor.
The call was subsequently taken up last weekend by demonstrators across the country protesting Trump’s immigration policies and by two prospective 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sens.
No serious Democratic politician has taken up the call.
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take up Synonyms
TAKE-UP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of take-up for English Language Learners
: the rate at which something offered is accepted by people
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