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took up

verb
past tense of take up

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1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it

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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

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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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“Took up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/took%20up. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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