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

take sth up

(START) 开始 phrasal verb with take /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)

to start doing a particular job or activity

开始从事
He's taken up the post 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?
Ian 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

to start an official job

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

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