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take up


Verb (usu participle), Noun Phrase


Verb take up has 13 senses


take up

absorb, absorb the attention, accept, accumulate, admit, adopt, adsorb, affiliate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, air, amass, amortize, analyze, annex, appropriate, approve, arrest, arrogate, assemble, assimilate, assume, attack, attempt, batch, be about, be doing, be engaged in, be occupied with, blot, blot up, bring together, buckle to, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, campaign for, canvass, carry, carry on, catch, charm, chemisorb, chemosorb, clear, clump, cluster, collect, colligate, collocate, colonize, combine, come out, commence, comment upon, compare, compile, complete, comprehend, comprise, conduct, conglomerate, conquer, consider, contain, controvert, corral, count in, cover, criticize, crusade for, cull, cumulate, deal with, debate, deliberate, deliberate upon, descant, dig up, digest, discharge, discourse, discourse about, discuss, dissert, dissertate, do, drag up, draw together, draw up, dredge, dredge up, drink, drink in, drink up, drive together, elevate, embark in, embark on, embark upon, embody, embrace, employ, enchant, encircle, enclose, encompass, endeavor, engage, engage in, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enslave, enter, enter on, enter upon, enthrall, envisage, espouse, examine, exchange views, exercise, fall into, fall to, fascinate, fill, fill in, fill out, fish up, follow, gather, gather in, gather together, gather up, get at, get hold of, get in, get off, get together, get under way, glean, glom on to, go about, go at, go in for, go into, go upon, grab, grip, group, grub, grub up, handle, haul up, have at, hog, hoist, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, honor, hypnotize, imbibe, immerse, include, incorporate, indent, infiltrate, initiate, inquire into, investigate, involve, involve the interest, join, jump a claim, juxtapose, kick, knock around, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lay hands on, lift, liquidate, lump together, make accounts square, make free with, make up, make use of, mass, match, mesmerize, mobilize, monopolize, move into, muster, number among, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, osmose, overrun, pair, partner, pass, pass under review, patronize, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the shot, pay up, percolate in, pick, pick up, pitch into, pluck, pluck up, plunge into, practice, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, proceed to, prosecute, pursue, put together, raise, rake up, rally, rap, ratify, rear, reason, reason about, reason the point, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, redeem, remark upon, requisition, retire, review, round up, satisfy, scare up, scrape together, scrape up, seep in, set about, set at, set forward, set going, set to, settle, sift, sit on, slurp up, soak in, soak up, sorb, specialize in, spellbind, sponge, sponsor, square, square accounts, squat on, strike a balance, study, subjugate, survey, swill up, tackle, take all of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take it all, take on, take over, take possession, take possession of, take to, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, thresh out, touch upon, treat, treat of, turn to, undertake, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, use, usurp, ventilate, venture upon, wage, whip in, work at, write up


take up


VB offers one's choice, set before, hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative, put to the vote, use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option, adopt, take up, embrace, espouse, choose, elect, opt for, take one's choice, make one's choice, make choice of, fix upon, vote, poll, hold up one's hand, divide, settle, decide, list, make up one's mind, select, pick and choose, pick out, single out, cull, glean, winnow, sift the chaff from the wheat, separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat, pick up, pitch upon, pick one's way, indulge one's fancy, set apart, mark out for, mark, prefer, have rather, have as lief, fancy, be persuaded, take a decided step, take a decisive step, commit oneself to a course, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, cast in one's lot with, take for better or for worse.


VB pursue, prosecute, follow, run after, make after, be after, hunt after, prowl after, shadow, carry on, engage in, set about, endeavor, court, seek, aim at, follow the trail, fish for, press on, run a race, chase, give chase, course, dog, hunt, hound, tread on the heels, follow on the heels of, rush upon, rush headlong, ride full tilt at, run full tilt at, make a leap at, jump at, snatch at run down, start game, tread a path, take a course, hold a course, shape one's steps, direct one's steps, bend one's steps, course, play a game, fight one's way, elbow one's way, follow up, take to, take up, go in for, ride one's hobby.


VB undertake, engage in, embark in, launch into, plunge into, volunteer, apprentice oneself to, engage, contract, take upon oneself, take upon one's shoulders, devote oneself to, take up, take in hand, tackle, set about, go about, set to, fall to, set to work, launch forth, set up shop, put in hand, put in execution, set forward, break the neck of a business, be in, for, put one's hand to, put one's foot in, betake oneself to, turn one's hand to, go to do, begin one's, broach one's, institute one's, put one's hand to the plow, lay one's hand to the plow, put one's shoulder to the wheel, have in hand, have many irons in the fire.


VB restrain, check, put under restraint, lay under restraint, enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall, restrict, debar, constrain, coerce, curb, control, hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds, hold in leash, hold in leading strings, withhold, keep under, repress, suppress, smother, pull in, rein in, hold, hold fast, keep a tight hand on, prohibit, inhibit, cohibit, enchain, fasten, fetter, shackle, entrammel, bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot, swathe, swaddle, pin down, tether, picket, tie down, tie up, secure, forge fetters, disable, hamstring (incapacitate), confine, shut up, shut in, clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up, hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in, impound, pen, coop, inclose, cage, incage, encage, close the door upon, cloister, imprison, immure, incarcerate, entomb, clap under hatches, lay under hatches, put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat, throw into prison, cast into prison, put into bilboes, arrest, take up, take charge of, take into custody, take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive, captivate, lead captive, lead into captivity, send to prison, commit to prison, commit, give in charge, give in custody, subjugate.


VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.


VB heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, upraise, uprear, upbear, upcast, uphoist, upheave, buoy, weigh mount, give a lift, exalt, sublimate, place on a pedestal, set on a pedestal, escalate 102, take up, drag up, fish up, dredge, stand up, rise up, get up, jump up, spring to one's feet, hold oneself, hold one's head up, drawn oneself up to his full height.

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