take-up

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb
    (written as take up)
    to fill a space or time
  • phrasal verb
    (written as take up)
    to remove something which was on a floor or other low surface
  • phrasal verb
    (written as take up)
    to start to do a certain activity
  • phrasal verb
    (written as take up)
    to make something such as a skirt or dress shorter

Cars & Driving

  • noun the act of taking up
  • verb
    (written as take up)
    to begin to transmit the drive when the clutch is engaged

Construction

  • The process of plaster substrate absorbing water from plaster during installation.

Media Studies

  • noun the degree to which something made available is accepted or used by people
  • noun part of a mechanism onto which something such as tape is wound
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