Definition of Take Up

  • (verb) pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
  • (verb) return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
  • (verb) adopt; "take up new ideas"
  • (verb) take up as if with a sponge
  • (verb) take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
  • (verb) take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  • (verb) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
  • (verb) accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  • (verb) occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
  • (verb) take up and practice as one's own
  • (verb) begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
  • (verb) turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
  • (verb) take up time or space; "take up the slack"

Synonyms of Take Up


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Antonyms of Take Up


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Homophones of Take Up


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