HyperDic: take_up

English > 13 senses of the expression take up:
VERBchangetake uppursue or resume
cognitiontake up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize onadopt
socialtake upturn one's interest to
stativetake uptake up time or space
socialtake up, startbegin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
possessiontake up, adopt, borrow, take overtake up and practice as one's own
motiontake up, assume, take, strikeoccupy or take on
contacttake up, sorbtake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
contacttake up, scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop uptake out or up with or as if with a scoop
contacttake up, take inaccept
contacttake up, absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take intake in, also metaphorically
consumptiontake up, take in, sop up, suck intake up as if with a sponge
changetake up, resumereturn to a previous location or condition
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningpursue or resume.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"take up a matter for consideration"
Broaderembark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
Spanishretomar
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningAdopt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"take up new ideas"
Synonymslatch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on
Broaderespouse, embrace, adopt, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Catalanagafar-se, fixar-se
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningTurn one's interest to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Broaderturnchannel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
Spanishdedicarse
Catalancomençar a treballar, dedicar-se
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningtake up time or space.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"take up the slack"
Broaderoccupy, fillOccupy the whole of
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningBegin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Take up a position"
Synonymstart
Narrowertake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciarse, iniciar, originar, partir
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar-se, iniciar, originar
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningtake up and practice as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsadopt, borrow, take over
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
See alsotakereceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishadoptar, apropiarse
Catalanadoptar, apropiar-se, manllevar
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningOccupy or take on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsassume, take, strike
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tofill, take, occupyassume, as of positions or roles
Spanishadquirir, tomar
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningtake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsorb
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerabsorbBecome imbued
adsorbaccumulate (liquids / liquids or gases) on the surface
chemisorbtake up a substance by chemisorption
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaningtake out or up with or as if with a scoop.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsscoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up
Narrowerdipscoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsotakeget into one's hands, take physically
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningAccept.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymtake in
Narrowerfueltake in fuel, as of a ship
Broaderreceive, haveGet something
Spanishabastecer, llenar, recoger
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningtake in, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in
Narrowerblotdry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge upabsorb as if with a sponge
wipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
Spanishabsorber
Catalanabsorbir
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 12, consumption
Meaningtake up as if with a sponge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstake in, sop up, suck in
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
See alsotakeserve oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishabsorber, chupar, sorber
English > take up: 13 senses > verb 13, change
MeaningReturn to a previous location or condition.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymresume
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishreanudar, reiniciar, retomar
Catalanreiniciar, reprendre

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