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