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One entry found for take up.
Main Entry: take up
Pronunciation: (primarystress)tamacr-primarystresskschwap
Function: verb
1 : to begin to occupy <took up their positions>
2 : to begin to engage in : UNDERTAKE <took up swimming>
3 : to absorb or incorporate into itself <plants taking up water and minerals>
4 : to pull up or in so as to tighten or to shorten <take up the slack>
- take up for : to take the part or side of
- take up with : to begin to associate with

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