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take-up Syllabification: take-up
Pronunciation: /ˈtā ˌkəp/

Definition of take-up in English:


1A device for taking up slack or excess: [as modifier]: a take-up reel
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  • The tanker then confessed to a degraded hydraulic system, which accounted for the malfunction of the take-up reel.
  • It also had an improved set-tip to start the yarn or thread, an adjustable jack-frame for knitting loose or tight, and Crane's take-up device.
  • The manual take-up device currently in use collects oil samples from a bowling lane surface on special transparent tape.
2The action of taking something up: automatic bobbin thread take-up
3chiefly British The acceptance of something offered: practices that discourage take-up of legal advice
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  • The airline, which launched the hand-held devices last year, said the take-up has been poor so far and it will extend the trials for only another few months.
  • As outputs increased following the take-up of the new seeds, grain prices fell, and more and more smaller farmers were forced out of business.
  • All the pupils at Elton were hugely enthusiastic about the food served there, and there's a high take-up of meals.

Words that rhyme with take-up

break-up, make-up, shake-up
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