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Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to shorten (clothes or fabric)
“The seamstress will be along in a minute to take up the sleeves.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to agree to take responsibility of
more ❯
“Would he agree to take up the responsibility of the administration of this country in these difficult times?”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to hold or engage the attention of
“There will be many times when my writing will take up my attention.”
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to resume after a brief discontinuance
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(of a subject) Present participle for to have chosen to intellectually pursue
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Present participle for engage in
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Present participle for to begin, or go on, to consider next
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Present participle for to take, gather or pick up
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Latching onto
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(of an offer or proposal) Present participle for to answer in the affirmative
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Present participle for to devote effort to something
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Present participle for to pick one option over another
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(major in) Present participle for to concentrate on a particular area of study
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Present participle for to derive from
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Present participle for to spend or use up (a period of time)
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(turn to) Present participle for to start doing or becoming involved with
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Present participle for gain as possession from someone's death
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Present participle for to become or cause to become a member
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Present participle for to choose to take up, follow, or use
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Present participle for to monopolize or dominate the use of something
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Present participle for to conduct or devote oneself to
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Present participle for to commence or continue a given task
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Present participle for to seize an opportunity or circumstance
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Present participle for to dig up (plants or root vegetables)
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Present participle for air out; make known
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Present participle for to come to have gradually, or to gain knowledge in
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Present participle for to use, empty or drain completely
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Present participle for to turn to and adopt or use, typically to resolve a difficult situation
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Present participle for to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
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Present participle for to buy or procure by payment
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Present participle for to accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
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Present participle for to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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Present participle for to have a clear idea or understanding of
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Present participle for to reduce or shorten in extent or duration
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Present participle for to accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
Noun
Adoption of a plan, cause, or idea
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Noun
The action of taking responsibility
Noun
The assimilation and understanding of ideas
Noun
The action of assuming possession or power of
Adjective
Filling a place
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