Bedeutung von “take something up” im Essential American English Dictionary

take something up

phrasal verb with take us /teɪk/ verb present participle taking, past tense took, past participle taken

B1 to start doing a particular job or activity:

I’ve taken up knitting.

to fill an amount of space or time:

This desk takes up too much room.
My children take up most of my time.

(Definition von “take something up” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)