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take up with

Definition of take up with in English:

Begin to associate with (someone), especially in a way disapproved of by the speaker: he’s taken up with a divorced woman, I understand
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  • 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
informalknock about/around with, hang around/out with
British informalhang about with
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