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take up / levantar
 
take up   take
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=raise, lift)
[+object from ground]   levantar,   recoger
[+carpet, floorboards]   quitar
[+road]   levantar
[+dress, hem]   acortar
arm  
2. (=lead, carry upstairs)   subir
3. (=pick up)
[+pen, one'noun work]   coger,   agarrar Latin America
[+passengers]   recoger
4. (=continue)
[+story]   continuar con
5. (=occupy)
[+time, attention]   ocupar
[+space]   llenar,   ocupar
·it takes up a lot of his time
·le dedica mucho tiempo
·he'noun very taken up with his work
·está absorto en el trabajo
·he'noun very taken up with her
·está ocupado con ella
post  
6. (=absorb)
[+liquid]   absorber
7. (=raise question of)
[+matter, point]   retomar,   volver sobre
·I shall take the matter up with the manager
·hablaré del asunto con el gerente
8. (=take issue with)
·I feel I must take you up on that
·siento que debo contestar a lo que has dicho
9. (=start)
[+hobby, sport]   dedicarse a
[+career]   emprender
10. (=accept)
[+offer, challenge]   aceptar
·I'll take you up on your offer
·te acepto la oferta
·I'll take you up on that some day
·algúnoun día recordaré lo que has dicho
11. (=adopt)
[+cause]   apoyar
[+case]   ocuparse de
[+person]   adoptar
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
·to take up with somebody
(as friend)   hacerse amigo de somebody, someone   (romantically)   juntarse con somebody, someone
·he took up with a woman half his wife'noun age
·se juntó con una mujer que tenía la mitad de la edad de su mujer
 
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