take-up

See also: takeup and take up

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EtymologyEdit

From the verb phrase take up.

NounEdit

take-up (countable and uncountable, plural take-ups)

  1. The act of taking something up, by tightening, absorption, or reeling in.
  2. (machinery) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine or loom for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
  3. Acceptance (of a proposal, offer, request, etc.).
    the take-up of benefits by the unemployed

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