Translation of "take sth up" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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take sth up

phrasal verb with take uk /teɪk/ us /teɪk/ verb took, taken


B2 to fill an amount of space or time

This desk takes up too much room. 这张桌子太占地方。
Too much of this report is taken up with out-of-date numbers. 这份报告里尽是些过期的数据。

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B1 to start doing a particular job or activity

He's taken up the position of supervisor. 他刚刚担任监督员一职。
[ + -ing verb ] Have you ever thought of taking up acting? 你想过去当演员吗?
Patti took up (= continued) the story where Sue had left off. 伊恩接着讲休没有讲完的故事。
take up office

UK US take office to start an official job

The minister took up office in December. 部长是在12月份上任的。

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to discuss something or deal with something

The school took the matter up with the police. 学校和警方一起处理此事。
UK I'd like to take you up on your sales figures for June. 我想和你谈谈你6月份的销售额。
UK A leading law firm took up his case. 一家顶尖的律师事务所接手了他的案子。


to make a piece of clothing, such as a skirt or trousers, shorter


(Translation of “take sth up” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)