Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “take sb up on sth”

take sb up on sth

phrasal verb with take
 
 
/teɪk/ verb [T] (past tense took, past participle taken)
to accept an offer: Could I take you up on your offer of a ride home?Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of take sb up on sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Accepting & agreeing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing agreement & support topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “take sb up on sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

knack

a skill or an ability to do something easily and well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More