There are 2 translations of take up in Spanish:

take up

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (pick up) [bag/book] tomar, agarrar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) , coger* (especially Spain/especialmente España) 1.2 (accept) [offer/challenge] aceptar 1.3 (adopt) [cause] hacer* suyo ( or mío etc) 1.4 (begin) he's taken up pottery/badminton ha empezado a hacer cerámica/a jugar al badminton when she took up her new role as director cuando empezó a desempeñar or cuando asumió sus funciones de directora he took up a job in a factory se puso a trabajar en una fábrica 1.5 [Finance/Finanzas] [option] suscribir* 1.6 (remove, lift) [carpet/floorboards/road] levantar 1.7 (continue) [story] seguir*, continuar*; [thread] retomar; [conversation] reanudar 1.8 (pursue) [issue/point] volver* a I'd like to take up what my colleague just said quisiera volver a lo que acaba de decir mi compañero 1.9 (join in) the refrain was taken up by the audience el público se unió al estribillo 1.10 (shorten) [skirt/trousers] acortar; (raise) [hem] subir
  • 2verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (use up, absorb) [time] llevar getting the rooms ready took up most of the afternoon preparar las habitaciones llevó la mayor parte de la tarde the afternoon was taken up with the visit to the factory la tarde estuvo dedicada a la visita a la fábrica most of my time is taken up with … se me va casi todo el tiempo en … running the business takes up all her energies toda la energía se le va en llevar el negocio he's completely taken up with his family la familia absorbe todo su tiempo [space] ocupar 2.2 (take on board) [passengers] recoger* 2.3 (move into) [position] tomar
  • 3verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (cause to ascend) [aircraft/submarine] (hacer*) subir to take sb up in a plane llevar a algn en avión
  • 4verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (follow on) the second episode takes up at the point where … el segundo episodio retoma el hilo en el momento en que …
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There are 2 translations of take up in Spanish:

take-up

Pronunciation: /ˈteɪkʌp/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of offer, benefit) (British English/inglés británico) grants are available, but take-up has been low es posible obtener una subvención, pero se han solicitado pocas (before noun/delante del nombre) the take-up rate for this benefit is around 70% un 70% de las personas con derecho a esta prestación la reclaman 1.2 countable/numerable [Technology/Tecnología] bobina (feminine) receptora; (before noun/delante del nombre) [reel/spool] receptor

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Word of the day esporádicamente
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sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.