Phrasal Verb 'Take up'

We have 3 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Take up'.

Take up

Fill or occupy time or space

Example: An awful lot of my time at work is TAKEN UP with pointless bureaucracy nowadays.

Take up

Make clothes shorter

Example: The trousers were too long so I TOOK them UP to make them fit.

Take up

Start a new hobby, pastime, etc.

Example: He TOOK UP squash as he felt he had to lose some weight.