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|present participle||taking up|
|past tense||took up|
|past participle||taken up|
I took up smoking when I was at school.
Chris has taken up jogging.
The new surgeon will take up her post in May.
Schools are taking up the offer of cut-price computers.
One of our greatest athletes has taken up a new challenge.
She fell silent, and her brother took up the story.
Mrs Pankhurst took up the cause of women's rights.
Mice have taken up residence under their floorboards.
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