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To elevate to a higher place or position
“Ross worked the controls, presumably to take the platform up, but it suddenly tilted at an awkward angle.”
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To shorten (clothes or fabric)
“The seamstress will be along in a minute to take up the sleeves.”
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To fill, use or occupy something, fully or to a great extent
“What mattered to her wasn't the numbers themselves, but their ability to take up the space in her mind that Kate occupied.”
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To begin or start an activity or habit
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“Basketball players quit and take up golf. Football players quit and take up golf. What are we supposed to take up when we quit?”
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To agree to take responsibility of
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“Would he agree to take up the responsibility of the administration of this country in these difficult times?”
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To embrace or adopt something originated by someone else
“Perhaps the church should take up the motto of the rescue swimmers as our mission statement?”
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To continue or recommence an activity or task
“So you think you can just come waltzing back in here and take up where we left off?”
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To hold or engage the attention of
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“There will be many times when my writing will take up my attention.”
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To absorb water or a liquid
“Firstly, it is more difficult for roots to take up water that contains salt, so the plant dies through lack of water.”
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(intransitive) To resume after a brief discontinuance
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(of a subject) To have chosen to intellectually pursue
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Engage in
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To begin, or go on, to consider next
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To take, gather or pick up
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Latches onto
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(of an offer or proposal) To answer in the affirmative
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To devote effort to something
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To pick one option over another
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(major in) To concentrate on a particular area of study
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To derive from an original source
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To spend or use up (a period of time)
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(turn to) To start doing or becoming involved with
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Gain as possession from someone's death
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To become or cause to become a member
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To choose to take up, follow, or use
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To monopolize or dominate the use of something
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To conduct or devote oneself to
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To commence or continue a given task
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To seize an opportunity or circumstance
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To dig up (plants or root vegetables)
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To express a strong opinion or emotion
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To come to have gradually, or to gain knowledge in
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To turn to and adopt or use, typically to resolve a difficult situation
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To represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
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To buy or procure by payment
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To accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
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To satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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To have a clear idea or understanding of
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To reduce or shorten in extent or duration
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To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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