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take up with sb

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to ​becomefriendly or ​start a ​relationship with someone, ​especially someone who might have a ​badinfluence on you: She's taken up with a ​strangecrowd of ​people.
(Definition of take up with sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take up with sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始与(尤指可能带来不良影响的人)来往…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始與(尤指可能帶來不良影響的人)來往…
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