Definition of take-up in English:

take-up

Syllabification: take-up

noun

  • 1A device for taking up slack or excess: [as modifier]: a take-up reel
    More 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.
  • 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
    More 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.

More definitions of take-up

Definition of take-up in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea