- 1The action of taking up or making use of something that is available: the uptake of free school mealsMore example sentences
- The Public Health Minister said the vaccine remained the best form of protection against measles, mumps and rubella and most recent information suggested uptake was on the increase.
- He welcomed the recent improved uptake in the MMR vaccine, which currently stands at around 77% of the target population.
- In recent years uptake of the vaccination has decreased following claims it is linked to autism.
- 1.1The taking in or absorption of a substance by a living organism or bodily organ: the uptake of glucose into the musclesMore example sentences
- Precisely how insulin-initiated signals are modulated in liver cells for glucose uptake and metabolism is unknown.
- Ten treated patients had a test that measured average glucose uptake, indicating the metabolism rate of cells.
- Today, supplement manufacturers are supplying it to you for easier absorption and uptake by your muscles.
be quick (or slow) on the uptake
- • informal Be quick (or slow) to understand something: he shows irritation with people who are slow on the uptakeMore example sentences
- Cricket has been slow on the uptake to see what mental practice can do.
- It is beyond ridiculous to wait four hours in line to process a simple application, merely because the counter clerk is not quick on the uptake, and is unable to process work at a reasonable speed.
- They'll be quick on the uptake, so they'll understand your product or service more rapidly than most.
More definitions of uptakeDefinition of uptake in:
- The US English dictionary