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phrasal verb
  1. 2
    to fill a particular amount of space or time

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of take up

  2. 3
    to accept an offer or a challenge (=an offer to fight or compete) that someone has made to you

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of take up

  3. 4
    to reduce the length of a piece of clothing or some curtains

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of take up

  4. 6
    take up arms formal to start a battle using weapons

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of take up

  5. 7
    take up residence formal to start living somewhere

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of take up

See also main entry: take

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