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take up space

This page is about the collocation take up space

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to occupy or fill up space

For example

  • Don't you think a grand piano would take up too much space?

  • Most of the space on my hard disk is taken up by movie files.

Note:
A similar collocation is "take up room"

Quick Quiz

If the pool's taking up too much space, you should

a. empty it

b. get rid of it

c. fill it with water

Contributor: Matt Errey