Phrasal Verbs

take up (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb take up (3)


to shorten a piece of clothing or a curtain to make it the right size



For example

  • take sth up These jeans are a bit too long. Could you take them up for me?

  • take up sth I have to take up the new curtains in the bedroom.

Nouns often used as objects with take up (3): trousers, jeans, pants, dress, skirt, curtains, drapes

Quick Quiz

Before he takes up her dress, the dressmaker will have to

a. make it shorter

b. make it longer

c. measure it

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