Dictionary Results for take_up|
1. take_up - verb
· pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
Hypernym(s): embark, enter
2. take_up - verb
· adopt; "take up new ideas"
Synonym(s): latch_on, fasten_on, hook_on, seize_on
Hypernym(s): espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep_up
3. take_up - verb
· turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
4. take_up - verb
· take up time or space; "take up the slack"
Hypernym(s): occupy, fill
5. take_up - verb
· begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
6. take_up - verb
· take up and practice as one's own
Synonym(s): adopt, borrow, take_over
Hypernym(s): accept, take, have
7. take_up - 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"
Synonym(s): assume, take, strike
8. take_up - verb
· take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
Hypernym(s): change_state, turn
9. take_up - verb
· take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
Synonym(s): scoop, scoop_out, lift_out, scoop_up
Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw
10. take_up - verb
· accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
Hypernym(s): receive, have
11. take_up - verb
· take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
Synonym(s): absorb, suck, imbibe, soak_up, sop_up, suck_up, draw, take_in
12. take_up - verb
· take up as if with a sponge
Synonym(s): take_in, sop_up, suck_in
Hypernym(s): consume, ingest, take_in, take, have
13. take_up - verb
· return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
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