Definition of 'uptake'
Example sentences containing 'uptake'
The Sun (2006)
They are quick on the uptake and determined.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But he was not the only one who was slow on the uptake.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Some dogs are quicker on the uptake than others.THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002) Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)
He was quick on the uptake.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We've been a bit slow on the uptake.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It also has a slower uptake of new cancer medicines compared with the five largest European economies.The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
I was quick on the uptake and worked that one out for myself.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They need to be able to challenge constructively, be quick on the uptake and willing to commit serious time.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The muscle cells are able to take more oxygen out of each drop of blood and so increase the oxygen uptake from the same amount of blood.Coping with Angina (1990)
Far worse than being a bit slow on the uptake is knowing you've got a bad policy and sticking to it anyway.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
By the end of the trial the majority of the volunteers became fitter and increased their maximum oxygen uptake, a measure of aerobic fitness.Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You're quick on the uptake, good to know and interesting company.The Sun (2015)
The more red blood cells in an athlete's bloodstream, the more efficient their oxygen uptake becomes.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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