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take up


1 take up

Pursue or resume.

Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more

Roget 676: undertake; engage in, embark in; launch into, plunge into; volunteer; apprentice oneself to; engage etc. (promise) 768; contract etc. 769; ... show more

Roget 622: pursue, prosecute, follow; run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after; shadow; carry on etc. (do) 680; engage in ... show more

Roget 307: heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect; set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up; rear, hoist, heave; ... show more

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... show more

2 take up

— Take up new ideas.

synonyms: fasten on, hook on, latch on, seize on.

3 take up

Turn one's interest to.

4 take up

Take up time or space.

5 take up

Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job:
— Take up a position.

synonym: start.

6 take up

Take up and practice as one's own.

synonyms: adopt, borrow, take over.

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Dutch: aannemen, lenen, ontlenen, overnemen

7 take up

Occupy or take on.

synonyms: assume, strike, take.

8 take up

Take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.

synonym: sorb.

9 take up

Take out or up with or as if with a scoop.

synonyms: lift out, scoop, scoop out, scoop up.

10 take up


synonym: take in.

11 take up

Take in, also metaphorically.

synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in.

12 take up

Take up as if with a sponge.

synonyms: sop up, suck in, take in.

13 take up

Return to a previous location or condition.

synonym: resume.

Moby thesaurus: absorb, absorb the attention, accept, accumulate, admit, adopt, adsorb, affiliate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, air, amass, amortize, analyze, annex, appropriate, approve, arrest, arrogate ... show more.

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