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take-up British & World English

The acceptance of something offered

take up with British & World English

Begin to associate with (someone), especially in a way disapproved of by the speaker

take up in take British & World English

Resume speaking after an interruption

take someone up British & World English

Adopt someone as a protégé

take something up British & World English

Become interested or engaged in a pursuit

take up the baton British & World English

Accept a particular duty or responsibility

take up the slack British & World English

Improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business

take someone up on British & World English

Challenge or question a speaker on (a particular point)

take up the running British & World English

Take over as pacesetter in a race

take up the cudgels British & World English

Start to defend or support someone or something strongly

take up the gauntlet British & World English

Accept (or issue) a challenge

take someone up in take British & World English

Adopt someone as a protégé

take something up in take British & World English

Become interested or engaged in a pursuit

take up with in take British & World English

Begin to associate with (someone), especially in a way disapproved of by the speaker

take up in take something up British & World English

Resume speaking after an interruption

take someone up on in take British & World English

Challenge or question a speaker on (a particular point)

take up the baton in baton British & World English

Accept a particular duty or responsibility

take up the cudgels in cudgel British & World English

Start to defend or support someone or something strongly

take up the slack in slack1 British & World English

Improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business

take up the running in running British & World English

Take over as pacesetter in a race

take up the gauntlet in gauntlet1 British & World English

Accept (or issue) a challenge

sit up in sit British & World English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

take notice in notice British & World English

Pay attention; show signs of interest

residence British & World English

The fact of living in a particular place

challenge British & World English

A task or situation that tests someone’s abilities

take notice British & World English

Pay attention; show signs of interest

sit up British & World English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

take up or pick up the baton in baton British & World English

Accept a particular duty or responsibility

take or pick up the slack in slack1 British & World English

Improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business

take-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

take up English-Spanish

tomar, agarrar especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina, coger* especially Spain/especialmente España

take-up English-Spanish

grants are available, but take-up has been low

take up on English-Spanish

I may well take you up on that

take up with English-Spanish

empezar* a juntarse

take up English-Spanish

tomar, agarrar especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina, coger* especially Spain/especialmente España

take up on English-Spanish

I may well take you up on that

take up with English-Spanish

empezar* a juntarse

take up arms in arms English Thesaurus

he was eventually forced to take up arms when his sister and mother were charged with attempted murder

take up with in take English Thesaurus

she took up with a middle-aged art historian


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