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verb (inf=to take up, takes up, taking up, took up, taken up)
- (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.
- (transitive) to begin doing an activity on a regular basis
- I've taken up knitting.
- I wish to mathematics.
- (transitive) to address an issue
- Let's take this up with the manager.
- (transitive) to bring something somewhere
- Can you take this up to the front desk?
- (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.
- (transitive) To remove from being attached to a floor.
- Take up the carpet and haul it away.
- (transitive) to shorten by hemming
- If we the sleeves a bit, that shirt will look much better on you.
- (transitive) to accept (an offer or favor). Usage :take somebody up.
- Shall we take them up on their offer to help us move?
- (intransitive) to resume
- let's where we left off
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