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Synonym: absorbadoptassumeborrowdrawfasten onhook onimbibelatch onlift outresumescoopscoop outscoop upseize onsoak upsop upsorbstartstrikesucksuck insuck uptaketake intake overSimilar words: make upmakeupwake upshake upmake up formake use oftakestakeMeaning: v. 1. pursue or resume 2. adopt 3. turn one's interest to 4. take up time or space 5. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job 6. take up and practice as one's own 7. occupy or take on 8. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption 9. take out or up with or as if with a scoop 10. accept 11. take in, also metaphorically 12. take up as if with a sponge 13. return to a previous location or condition take-up. n. 1. a device for reducing slack or taking up lost motion 2. the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in. 
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1. That's a matter for you to take up with your boss.
2. I can take up to four people in my car.
3. Can you recommend a classmate who can take up the job?
4. There have been hints that he may take up coaching.
5. Salaries take up a considerable portion of our total budget.
6. She was unable to take up the London posting.
7. activities take up too much of our time.
8. Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
9. Some people take up yoga to aid relaxation.
10. The vice-president was forced to take up the reins of office.
11. Don't suddenly take up violent exercise after years of inactivity.
12. He was quick to take up the gauntlet thrown down by the opposition.
13. Mr Fay is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Royal Society.
14. The school bus stopped to take up pupils.
15. The potted plants take up too much space.
16. Too many extracurricular activities take up too much of our precious time for study.
17. Dr Mahathir intends to take up the proposal with the prime minister.
18. Don't let TV take up too much of your child's playtime.
19. He will take up his post as the head of the civil courts at the end of next month.
20. She didn't take up athletics until she was 20.
21. Whoever decides to take up the gauntlet and challenge the Prime Minister will have a tough battle.
22. He will take up his post as Head of Modern Languages in September.
23. How much water is needed to take up the sugar?
24. Come along, Mother(, we don't need to take up any more of Mr Kemp's time.
25. The bill was designed to permit workers to take up to twelve weeks' unpaid leave annually for family reasons.
26. I'd like to take up the point you raised earlier.
27. I think we might take up the suggestion of printing the books in Hong Kong.
28. Now that her children are all at school, she's going to take up full-time study again.
29. I know how busy you must be and naturally I wouldn't want to take up too much of your time.
30. He lifted the end of the canoe, nodding to me to take up mine.
More similar words: make upmakeupwake upshake upmake up formake use oftakestaketake fortake offtake totake ontake outtake downtake caretake awaytake overtake timetake aparttake afterby mistaketake placetake the roadtake turnstake care oftake note ofundertaketake it easytake the leadtake effect
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