Begin to associate with (someone), especially in a way disapproved of by the speaker: he’s taken up with a divorced woman, I understand
More example sentences
- The narcissism of the pervert, who is interested in sex only as extreme sensation nurtured in solitary fantasy, is best illustrated by a vulgar movie star Charlotte takes up with in season three.
- Thrice-married screen legend takes up with 19-year-old starlet?
- As the film begins, she dumps him and takes up with one of his younger, upwardly-mobile colleagues.
become friendly with, become friends with, go around with, go along with, fall in with, join up with, string along with, get involved with, start seeing
informal knock about/around with, hang around/out with
British informal hang about with
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