There are 2 translations of take up in Spanish:

take up

  • 1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (pick up) [bag/book] tomar, agarrar (esp AmL) , coger* (esp Esp) 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 [Fin] [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
  • 2v + adv + o 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
  • 3v + o + adv (cause to ascend) [aircraft/submarine] (hacer*) subir to take sb up in a plane llevar a algn en avión
  • 4v + adv (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 u (of offer, benefit) (BrE) grants are available, but take-up has been low es posible obtener una subvención, pero se han solicitado pocas (before n) the take-up rate for this benefit is around 70% un 70% de las personas con derecho a esta prestación la reclaman 1.2 c [Tech] bobina (f) receptora; (before n) [reel/spool] receptor

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Word of the day merienda
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afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more