Meaning: Fill or occupy time or space
Example: An awful lot of my time at work is TAKEN UP with pointless bureaucracy nowadays.
Meaning: Make clothes shorter
Example: The trousers were too long so I TOOK them UP to make them fit.
Meaning: Start a new hobby, pastime, etc.
Example: He TOOK UP squash as he felt he had to lose some weight.
We have 18 phrasal verbs with 'TAKE'