动词 take up:
pursue or resume
turn one's interest to
take up time or space
begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
take up and practice as one's own
occupy or take on
take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
take out or up with or as if with a scoop
take in, also metaphorically
take up as if with a sponge
return to a previous location or condition
- He didn't agree to Xiao Yu [her] taking up the job.
- Move up, please; you are taking up more than half the bench.
- Move over, please: you are taking up more than half the bench!
- What position is the chairman taking up on that delicate question?