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  • noun machinery 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.
  • verb transitive To pick up.
  • verb transitive To begin doing (an activity) on a regular basis.
  • verb transitive To address (an issue).
  • verb transitive To occupy; to consume (space or time).
  • verb transitive, sewing To shorten by hemming.
  • verb transitive, with on To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
  • verb intransitive to resume
  • verb To implement, to employ, to put into use.


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