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English definition of “take sth up”

take sth up

phrasal verb with take
 
 
/teɪk/ verb [T] (past tense took, past participle taken)
ACTIVITY B1 to start doing a particular job or activity: I thought I might take up cycling.Starting and beginningStarting againTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
TIME/SPACE B2 to use an amount of time or space: This desk takes up too much space.Filling and completing
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