Meaning of “take up with sb” in the English Dictionary

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"take up with sb" in British English

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take up with sb

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

to become friendly or start a relationship with someone, especially someone who might have a bad influence on you:

She's taken up with a strange crowd of people.

(Definition of “take up with sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)