Synonyms of take up
- 1. take-up, device
- usage: any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom); "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool"
- 2. take-up, tightening
- usage: the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
- 1. take up, embark, enter
- usage: pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
- 2. take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on, espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up
- usage: adopt; "take up new ideas"
- 3. take up, turn
- usage: turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
- 4. take up, occupy, fill
- usage: take up time or space; "take up the slack"
- 5. start, take up
- usage: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
- 6. adopt, borrow, take over, take up, accept, take, have
- usage: take up and practice as one's own
- 7. assume, take, strike, take up, move
- usage: occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "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"
- 8. sorb, take up, change state, turn
- usage: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
- 9. scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up, remove, take, take away, withdraw
- usage: take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
- 10. take in, take up, receive, have
- usage: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
- 11. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
- usage: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
- 12. take in, sop up, suck in, take up, consume, ingest, take in, take, have
- usage: take up as if with a sponge
- 13. resume, take up, change
- usage: return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
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