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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 take up
 拿起;占;對…產生興趣,占據;開始從事

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 take up 及物動詞
 吸收

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 take up
      v 1: pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
      2: adopt; "take up new ideas" [syn: latch on, fasten on, hook
         on, seize on]
      3: turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age
         of fifty"
      4: take up time or space; "take up the slack"
      5: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;
         "Take up a position"; "start a new job" [syn: start]
      6: take up and practice as one's own [syn: adopt, borrow, take
         over]
      7: 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" [syn: assume, take, strike]
      8: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by
         absorption [syn: sorb]
      9: take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar
         out of the container" [syn: scoop, scoop out, lift
         out, scoop up]
      10: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid" [syn: take in]
      11: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
          well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
          [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck
          up, draw, take in]
      12: take up as if with a sponge [syn: take in, sop up, suck
          in]
      13: return to a previous location or condition; "The painting
          resumed its old condition when we restored it" [syn: resume]