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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytake up
he/she/ittakes up
present participletaking up
past tensetook up
past participletaken up
  1. 1
    to start doing something regularly as a habit, job, or interest
    I took up smoking when I was in high school.
    Chris has taken up jogging.
    take up a post/position: The new surgeon will take up her position in May.
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  2. 2
    to fill a particular amount of space or time
    These files take up a lot of disk space.
    I’ll try not to take up too much of your time.
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  3. 3
    take up something to accept an offer or a challenge (=an offer to fight or compete) that someone has made to you
    One of our greatest athletes has taken up a new challenge.
    Schools are taking up the offer of inexpensive computers.
  4. 5
    to continue to discuss or deal with an idea, problem, or suggestion
    Mrs. Pankhurst took up the cause of women’s rights.
    She fell silent, and her brother took up the story.
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  5. 6
    take up arms formal to start a battle using weapons
    Would you be willing to take up arms for this cause?
  6. 7
    take up residence formal to start living somewhere
    Mice have taken up residence under their floorboards.
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