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noun 
  1. (context, machinery) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
(rfc, Cprrect plural?) verb (inf=to take up, takes up, taking up, took up, taken up)
  1. (transitive) to begin doing an activity on a regular basis
I've taken up knitting.
I wish to mathematics.
  1. (transitive) to address an issue
Let's take this up with the manager.
  1. (transitive) to bring something somewhere
Can you take this up to the front desk?
  1. (transitive) to occupy; to consume space or time
The books on finance three shelves.
All my time is taken up with looking after the kids.
  1. (transitive) To remove from being attached to a floor.
    Take up the carpet and haul it away.
    1. (transitive) to shorten by hemming
    If we the sleeves a bit, that shirt will look much better on you.
    1. (transitive) to accept (an offer or favor). Usage :take somebody up.
    Shall we take them up on their offer to help us move?
    1. (intransitive) to resume
    let's where we left off

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