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take up

  • 1 take up (continue story etc) to take up where somebody/something left off
    reprendre là où quelqu'un/quelque chose s'était arrêté
    to take up with
    s'attacher à (person, group)
  • 2 take up [something] 2.1 (lift up)
    enlever (carpet, pavement, track)
    prendre (pen)
    2.2 (start)
    se mettre à (golf, guitar)
    prendre (job)
    to take up a career as an actor
    se lancer dans le métier d'acteur
    to take up one's duties ou responsibilities
    entrer dans ses fonctions
    2.3 (continue)
    reprendre (story, discussion)
    reprendre (cry, refrain)
    2.4 (accept)
    accepter (offer, invitation)
    relever (challenge)
    to take up somebody's case (Law)
    accepter de défendre quelqu'un
    2.5to take something up with somebody
    soulever [quelque chose] avec quelqu'un (matter)
    2.6 (occupy)
    prendre, demander (time, energy)
    2.7 (adopt)
    prendre (position, stance)
    2.8 (Clothing) (shorten)
    raccourcir (skirt, curtains etc)
    2.9 (absorb)
    (sponge, material, paper)
    absorber (liquid)
  • 3 take [somebody] up 3.1 (adopt) [figurative]she was taken up by the surrealists
    elle a été adoptée par les surréalistes
    3.2to take somebody up on (challenge)
    reprendre quelqu'un sur (point, assertion)
    (accept) to take somebody up on an invitation/an offer
    accepter l'invitation/l'offre de quelqu'un
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take-up
American English: /ˈteɪ ˌkəp/

noun

  • 2 (number of claimants)
    also: take-up rate
    an increase in take-up of shares/unemployment benefit
    une augmentation du pourcentage d'actions vendues/de personnes qui reçoivent effectivement l'allocation chômage

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