Last modified on 13 September 2014, at 20:52

uptake

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English uptaken, equivalent to up- +‎ take.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

uptake (plural uptakes)

  1. understanding, comprehension
  2. absorption, especially of food or nutrient by an organism
  3. (dated) a chimney

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VerbEdit

uptake (third-person singular simple present uptakes, present participle uptook, simple past and past participle uptaking)

  1. (archaic) To take up, to lift.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      He hearkned to his reason, and the childe / Vptaking, to the Palmer gaue to beare [...].

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