take something up

take something up
1》 begin to engage in a pursuit.
    ↘begin to hold or fulfil a position or post.
    ↘accept an offer or challenge.
2》 occupy time, space, or attention.
3》 pursue a matter further.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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