- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 1.2(accept) (offer/challenge)1.3(adopt) (cause)1.4 (begin) See examples: he's taken up pottery/badmintonhacer suyo ( or mío etc)when she took up her new role as directorha empezado a hacer cerámica/a jugar al badmintonhe took up a job in a factorycuando empezó a desempeñar or cuando asumió sus funciones de directora1.5 (Finance)se puso a trabajar en una fábrica(option)1.6(remove, lift) (carpet/floorboards/road)1.7(thread)(conversation)1.8(pursue) (issue/point)I'd like to take up what my colleague just saidvolver a1.9 (join in) See examples: the refrain was taken up by the audiencequisiera volver a lo que acaba de decir mi compañero1.10el público se unió al estribillo(shorten) (skirt/trousers)(raise) (hem)
- 2verb + adverb + object 2.1(use up, absorb) (time)getting the rooms ready took up most of the afternoonthe afternoon was taken up with the visit to the factorypreparar las habitaciones llevó la mayor parte de la tardemost of my time is taken up with …la tarde estuvo dedicada a la visita a la fábricarunning the business takes up all her energiesse me va casi todo el tiempo en …he's completely taken up with his familytoda la energía se le va en llevar el negociola familia absorbe todo su tiempo(space)2.2(take on board) (passengers)2.3(move into) (position)
- 3verb + object + adverb(cause to ascend) (aircraft/submarine)to take somebody up in a planellevar a alguien en avión
- 1.1 uncountable (of offer, benefit) (British English) grants are available, but take-up has been low(before noun) the take-up rate for this benefit is around 70%es posible obtener una subvención, pero se han solicitado pocasun 70% de las personas con derecho a esta prestación la reclamanExample sentences1.2 countable (Technology)
bobina (feminine) receptora(before noun) (reel/spool)
- The airline, which launched the hand-held devices last year, said the take-up has been poor so far and it will extend the trials for only another few months.
- As outputs increased following the take-up of the new seeds, grain prices fell, and more and more smaller farmers were forced out of business.
- All the pupils at Elton were hugely enthusiastic about the food served there, and there's a high take-up of meals.
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