Definition of Take-up

1. Noun. Any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom). "A take-up that winds photographic film on a spool"

Generic synonyms: Device

2. Noun. The action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in.
Generic synonyms: Tightening

Definition of Take-up

1. Noun. the act of taking something up, by tightening, absorption, or reeling in ¹

2. Noun. (context: machinery) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine or loom for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take-up

takayasu's arteritis
takayasu arteritis
take-home pay
take-up (current term)
take a back seat
take a bath
take a bead on
take a bite
take a bow
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet
take a chance
take a chill pill
take a crack at

Literary usage of Take-up

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1. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"I stood on the beach while the brig got under way, and watched her until she rounded the point, and then went to the hide-house to take up my quarters for a ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Sinners at last take up, and settle in a contempt of all religion, ... To TAKE up with. To be contented with. This rational thought wrought so effectually, ..."

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