take up (1)
Meaning: to fill an area of space or a period of timeSynonym: occupy
- take up sth We're selling the dining table because it takes up too much room in our new apartment.
- take sth up I don't have much spare time, and exercising takes most of that up anyway.
Nouns often used as objects with take up (1): room, space, floorspace, area, time
The kitchen takes up too much room in the apartment. I think it should
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Contributor: Matt Errey