1. take_up - verb
· pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
2. take_up - verb
· adopt; "take up new ideas"
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"
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
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"
8. take_up - verb
· take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
9. take_up - verb
· take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
10. take_up - verb
· accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
11. take_up - verb
· take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
12. take_up - verb
· take up as if with a sponge
13. take_up - verb
· return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
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"
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