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take-up

 
Noun take-up has 2 senses
  1. take-up - a device for reducing slack or taking up lost motion
    --1 is a kind of
    device
  2. take-up - the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
    --2 is a kind of
    tightening
Verb take-up has 13 senses
  1. take up - pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
    --1 is one way to embark, enter
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on - adopt; "take up new ideas"
    --2 is one way to espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
  3. take up - turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
    --3 is one way to turn
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  4. take up - take up time or space; "take up the slack"
    --4 is one way to occupy, fill
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. start, take up - begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. adopt, borrow, take over, take up - take up and practice as one's own
    --6 is one way to accept, take, have
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  7. assume, take, strike, take up - 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"
    --7 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. sorb, take up - take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
    --8 is one way to change state, turn
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  9. scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up - take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
    --9 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. take in, take up - accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
    --10 is one way to receive, have
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  11. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  12. take in, sop up, suck in, take up - take up as if with a sponge
    --12 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. resume, take up - return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
    --13 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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