Dictionary Results for taken_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"

Hypernym(s): turn




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"

Synonym(s): start




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

Hypernym(s): move




8. take_up - verb

· take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

Synonym(s): sorb

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"

Synonym(s): take_in

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"

Synonym(s): resume

Hypernym(s): change




14. taken_up - adjective

· having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"

Synonym(s): haunted, obsessed, preoccupied





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