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take up

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (pick up)
    agarrar (esp Latin America)
    coger (esp Spain)
    1.2 (accept)
    1.3 (adopt)
    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)
    1.6 (remove, lift)
    (continue) (story)
    1.8 (pursue)
    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
    (shorten) (skirt/trousers)
    (raise) (hem)
  • 2verb + adverb + object 2.1
    (use up, absorb) (time)
    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
    2.2 (take on board)
    2.3 (move into)
  • 3verb + object + adverb (cause to ascend)
    (hacer) subir
    to take somebody up in a plane
    llevar a alguien en avión
  • 4verb + adverb (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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American English: /ˈteɪ ˌkəp/


  • 1 uncountable (of offer, benefit) (British English) grants are available, but take-up has been low
    es posible obtener una subvención, pero se han solicitado pocas
    (before noun) the take-up rate for this benefit is around 70%
    un 70% de las personas con derecho a esta prestación la reclaman
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 countable (Technology)
    bobina (feminine) receptora
    (before noun) (reel/spool)
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