First Known Use of take-up
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
Cox was replaced by another special prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, who took up where Cox left off.
The ritual, which takes up most of each day, is exhausting.
Pop star Lady Gaga is swapping touring for a two-year stint in Las Vegas, joining the likes of music divas Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Shania Twain who have recently taken up concert residencies in the entertainment mecca.
Rachlin’s dramatic and eye-opening book tells the stories of an innocent man who spent decades behind bars, of the flawed criminal justice system that put him there, and of the unlikely activists who took up his cause and secured his release.
Gold Circle Entertainment once again partnered with Universal on the film, which takes up after the Bellas have graduated from college.
At the top of the tallest buildings (which are often tapered, both because of the wind and to reduce loading on the structure below) the lift shafts may take up 40% of the floor space.
In 2017, the intimacy of that moment, and the tenderness, felt like a precious resource, not least because of its placement on an album that otherwise took up the unfriendly turmoil that defined the year.
In a scene that takes up the bulk of the episode, the women sit with Jen Fukui and Bill McGowan of New York City’s Clarity Media Group.
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First Known Use of take up
take up Synonyms
Synonymsboost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, raise, up, uphold, uplift, upraise
Related Wordsascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Near Antonymsdescend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge
TAKE-UP Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of take up
- the rate at which the cells took up glucose
legal Definition of take up
- take up a motion
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