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English definition of “take sth up”

take sth up

(START) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
B1 to start doing a particular job or activity: He's taken up the post of supervisor. [+ -ing verb] Have you ever thought of taking up acting? Ian took up (= continued) the story where Sue had left off.Starting and beginningStarting againTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will take up office to start an official job: The minister took up office in December.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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