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A report by MPs this month said the failure to invest in rapids was slowing the uptake of electric cars and meant ministers would miss green targets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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)These help to expand the lungs more fully and thus increase the uptake of oxygen into the blood. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)He was quick on the uptake. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was an uptake of the use of pesticides, some of them very toxic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But uptake remains as low as 70 per cent in some areas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It may well improve the uptake, which in many cases has been poor. 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)The danger is they become so quick the uptake that they don't look the sake of looking. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I think we were a bit slow on the uptake about the pitches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I was quick on the uptake and worked that one out for myself. The Sun (2013)I reckon they know more and are generally quicker on the uptake than we were at their age. 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)She said: 'London is slow on the uptake. The Sun (2013)She added: 'I was a bit slow on the uptake with what was happening to me. 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)After all, it is uptake and use that drive the real economic benefits, not speed in and of itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have had a massive uptake in the use of our Arabic TV service recently. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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