Textual thesaurus for "take up"

(verb) resume

return to a previous location or condition

The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it

(verb) fasten on, hook on, seize on, latch on


take up new ideas

(verb) take in, suck in, sop up

take up as if with a sponge

(verb) scoop, scoop out, scoop up, lift out

take out or up with or as if with a scoop

scoop the sugar out of the container

(verb) take in, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

take in, also metaphorically

The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

(verb) sorb

take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

(verb) take in


The cloth takes up the liquid

(verb) strike, take, assume

occupy or take on

He assumes the lotus position; She took her seat on the stage; We took our seats in the orchestra; She took up her position behind the tree; strike a pose

(verb) take over, borrow, adopt

take up and practice as one's own

(verb) start

begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

Take up a position; start a new job