take_up
1. [ verb ] pursue or resume
Examples:

"take up a matter for consideration"

Related terms: embark
2. [ verb ] adopt, as of ideas
Synonyms: fasten_on hook_on seize_on latch_on
Related terms: espouse
3. [ verb ] turn one's interest to
Synonyms: turn_to
Examples:

"He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"

Related terms: practice turn
4. [ verb ] take up time or space
Examples:

"take up the slack"

Related terms: occupy
5. [ verb ] begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
Synonyms: start
Examples:

"Take up a position" "start a new job"

Related terms: take_office beginning beginning
6. [ verb ] occupy or take on, as of a position or posture
Synonyms: take assume strike
Examples:

"He assumes the lotus position" "She took her seat on the stage" We took our seats in the orchestra" "She took up her position behind the tree" "strike a pose"

Related terms: move fill
7. [ verb ] take up and practice as one's own
Synonyms: adopt borrow take_over
Related terms: accept draw_on borrowing
8. [ verb ] take out or up with or as if with a scoop
Synonyms: scoop_up lift_out scoop_out scoop
Examples:

"scoop the sugar out of the container"

Related terms: remove dip scoop scoop
9. [ verb ] (chemistry) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption; in chemistry
Synonyms: sorb
Related terms: change_state absorb adsorb chemisorb chemistry
10. [ verb ] accept
Synonyms: take_in
Examples:

"The cloth takes up the liquid"

Related terms: receive fuel
11. [ verb ] take up as if with a sponge
Synonyms: suck_in sop_up take_in
Related terms: consume
12. [ verb ] take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms: absorb suck_up imbibe take_in sop_up soak_up draw suck
Examples:

"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Related terms: wipe_up blot sponge_up attract attract distract aspirate suck_in aspirate suck_in chump absorption sucking absorber
13. [ verb ] return to a previous location or condition
Synonyms: resume
Examples:

: "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"

Related terms: change
Similar spelling:   take-up
  take_a_hop
  take_off