GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Surg.), [Obs.], (Mach.), [Obs.] To accept from someone, as a wager or a challenge.
- v. [Obs.], [Obs.] To reform.
“In New York, rebels paraded through the streets “with drums beating and colours flying attended by a mob of negroes, boys, sailors, and pickpockets, inviting all mankind to take up arms in defence of the ‘injured rights and liberties of America,’” according to Judge Thomas Jones, a staunch loyalist from Long Island.”
“The orphan, placed under the guardianship of his maternal uncle, entered the studio of a charming painter, Timoteo Viti, a pupil of Francia, who had just returned to take up his residence in the country.”
“The National Assembly was calling a special session Saturday morning to take up the president's request, said an opposition leader, legislator Alfonso Marquina.”
“For this reason, for example, William Allen, chief justice of Pennsylvania, was among those unwilling to take up arms against the king.”
“Attached was an email from Star magazine saying, We want to take up Tori on her weight challenge.”
“I am thinking of Thomas Sculley, a marine just arrived back to take up land here.”
“Roger just seemed to take up a lot of space, driving with the seat pushed far back, his long jeans-clad legs looking like they were almost fully extended.”
“Abeywickrama had to take up from where his predecessor had left matters.”
“Several of us in Lever Brothers were approached by the government to take up public-sector jobs.”
“In the globalisation scenario universities are encouraging their students to take up jobs abroad, said Prof. Mohana Rao.”
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