Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) take up (pursue or resume) "take up a matter for consideration"
- S: (v) take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on (adopt) "take up new ideas"
- S: (v) take up (turn one's interest to) "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
- S: (v) take up (take up time or space) "take up the slack"
- S: (v) start, take up (begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job) "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
- S: (v) adopt, borrow, take over, take up (take up and practice as one's own)
- S: (v) assume, take, strike, take up (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"
- S: (v) sorb, take up (take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption)
- S: (v) scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up (take out or up with or as if with a scoop) "scoop the sugar out of the container"
- S: (v) take in, take up (accept) "The cloth takes up the liquid"
- S: (v) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up (take in, also metaphorically) "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
- S: (v) take in, sop up, suck in, take up (take up as if with a sponge)
- S: (v) resume, take up (return to a previous location or condition) "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"