- 1A device for taking up slack or excess: [as modifier]: a take-up reelMore example sentences
- 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.
- 3chiefly British The acceptance of something offered: practices that discourage take-up of legal adviceMore example sentences
- 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.
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