Meaning : Pursue or resume.
Take up a matter for consideration.
Meaning : Turn one's interest to.
He took up herpetology at the age of fifty.
Meaning : Take up time or space.
Take up the slack.
Meaning : Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
Take up a position.
Start a new job.
Synonyms : start
Meaning : Take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption.
Synonyms : sorb
Meaning : Accept.
The cloth takes up the liquid.
Synonyms : take in
Meaning : Return to a previous location or condition.
The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it.
Synonyms : resume