Synonyms of take something up in English:

take something up


See definition of take something up

phrase

1‘we took up our bags and left’

SYNONYMS
pick up, grab, scoop up, gather up, snatch up, swoop up
carry
lift up, raise, uplift, heft, heave, elevate
ANTONYMS

put down, drop

2‘in the thirties he took up abstract painting’

SYNONYMS
become involved in, become interested in, engage in, participate in, take part in, practise, follow
begin, start
formal commence
ANTONYMS

give up, drop

3‘she found that the meetings took up all her time’

SYNONYMS
consume, fill, absorb, use, use up, occupy
cover, extend over
waste, squander, go through

4‘her cousin took up the story’

SYNONYMS
resume, recommence, restart, begin again, carry on, continue, carry on with, pick up, return to

5‘he had decided to take up their offer of employment’

SYNONYMS
accept, say yes to, agree to, accede to, adopt, get, gain
ANTONYMS

refuse

6‘you'll need to take the skirt up an inch or two’

SYNONYMS
shorten, make shorter, turn up
raise, lift, make higher