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- n. That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
- v. To pick up.
- v. To begin doing (an activity) on a regular basis.
- v. To address (an issue).
- v. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
- v. To shorten by hemming.
- v. To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
- v. to resume
- v. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
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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.
I present you with a choice, Malachi Stinnet, the choice eventually faced by all: You may lie upon the shores of Babylon and weep, or you may take up arms against the foe!
Days later, Shultz would take up McFarlanes pitch, only to be told again by Reagan, I want you to stay, work with Bud, and lets try to find a way to minimize these confrontations.
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.
“Well, maybe Katie Conroy would let us take up the kitchen floor for Minnie,” Caddie said.
Or of the Spirometra mansoni, commonly called a flatworm, which can grow up to fourteen inches long and take up residence in your brain, where it feeds upon your cerebral matter until you are reduced to a vegetative state?
In the globalisation scenario universities are encouraging their students to take up jobs abroad, said Prof. Mohana Rao.
Indeed, the number of cell interactions that go into one immune response—say, fighting off the microparticles that come out of a blast of diesel exhaust—would take up three consecutive chalkboards to show in its entirety.