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take up (2)

Meaning: to start doing something new like playing a sport, doing a job, or pursuing a hobby

For example:

  • take sth up Joe's a great musician. He took it up as a hobby when he was a kid, but now he makes his living from music.

  • take up sth Recovering drug addicts should take up team sports, like basketball or volleyball.

Nouns often used as objects with
take up (2): jogging, bowling, photography, position, post

Quick Quiz:

When he retired from work, my uncle took up
  1. ballroom dancing
  2. sleeping late
  3. having nothing to do

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