take something up
- = start, begin, engage in, assume, adopt, become involved in •
He didn't want to take up a competitive sport.
- = accept, agree to, say yes to, accede to •
Most of the employees took up the offer.
- = occupy, absorb, consume, use up, cover, fill, waste, squander, extend over •
I don't want to take up too much of your time.
- = resume, continue, go on with, pick up, proceed with, restart, carry on with, recommence, follow on with, begin something again •
His wife takes up the story.
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