• any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom);
    • "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool"
  • the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
  • pursue or resume;
    • "take up a matter for consideration"
  • adopt;
    • "take up new ideas"
  • turn one's interest to;
    • "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
  • take up time or space;
    • "take up the slack"
  • begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;
    • "Take up a position"
    • "start a new job"
  • take up and practice as one's own
  • occupy or take on;
    • "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"
  • take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
  • take out or up with or as if with a scoop;
    • "scoop the sugar out of the container"
  • accept;
    • "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  • take in, also metaphorically;
    • "The sponge absorbs water well"
    • "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  • take up as if with a sponge
  • return to a previous location or condition;
    • "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"

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