Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of take up boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, raise, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to take up ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of take up descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of take up 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 of take up drink, imbibe, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), absorbWords Related to take up 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 Synonyms of take up borrow, embrace, espouse, take on, adoptWords Related to take up domesticate, naturalize; appropriate, arrogate, take over, usurp; absorb, assimilate, incorporate, quote; cherish, prize, treasure; cultivate, follow, heed, honor; use, utilize; bring up, foster, nurture, raise, rear; affect, assume, copy, imitate, pretend, put on, simulateNear Antonyms of take up abandon, forsake, give up, relinquish, surrender; abjure, abnegate, disown; reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, junk, throw away, throw out
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