Support in an argument, as in To our surprise her father took up for her fiancé. [ Second half of 1800s ]
- Take up on
see: take up , def. 4.
- Take-up reel
noun, Movies. 1. (on a projector) the reel onto which the film is wound after it has been projected.
- Take up space
Also, take up room or time . See take up , def. 6.
- Take up where one left off
see: take up , def. 7.