Definition of

Take Up

  1. (verb, change) pursue or resume
  2. (verb, change) return to a previous location or condition
  3. (verb, cognition) adopt
  4. (verb, consumption) take up as if with a sponge
  5. (verb, contact) take out or up with or as if with a scoop
  6. (verb, contact) take in, also metaphorically
    She drew strength from the minister's words
  7. (verb, contact) take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
  8. (verb, contact) accept
  9. (verb, motion) occupy or take on
    She took her seat on the stage
    We took our seats in the orchestra
    She took up her position behind the tree
    strike a pose
  10. (verb, possession) take up and practice as one's own
  11. (verb, social) begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    start a new job
  12. (verb, social) turn one's interest to
  13. (verb, stative) take up time or space

via WordNet, Princeton University

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