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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytake upon
he/she/ittakes upon
present participletaking upon
past tensetook upon
past participletaken upon
  1. same as take on (sense 5)

    We took it upon ourselves to organize a quiz.

See also main entry: take

Open Dictionary


a rise in the level of a stream or river

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