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Verbs (42)
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take up
v. turn one's interest to; "He took up herpetology at the age of fifty"
take up
v. take up time or space; "take up the slack"
take up
v. pursue or resume; "take up a matter for consideration"
take up, sorb
v. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
take up, take in
v. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
take up, start
v. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
take up, resume
v. return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
take up, suck in, sop up, take in
v. take up as if with a sponge
take up, take over, borrow, adopt
v. take up and practice as one's own
take up, strike, take, assume
v. occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
take up, scoop up, lift out, scoop out, scoop
v. take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
seize on, hook on, fasten on, latch on, take up
v. adopt; "take up new ideas"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
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Fuzzynyms (21)
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shoulder
v. carry a burden, either real or metaphoric; "shoulder the burden"
bear
v. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
dig out, dig up, dig
v. remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
sponge
v. soak up with a sponge
get under one's skin, get
v. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
souse, sop, soak, dowse, douse, drench
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
soak
v. submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
imbue, soak
v. fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
sop
v. dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
sop
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
become soaked, sop
v. be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
Synonyms (11)
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suck
v. draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
get hold of, take
v. get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
hook
v. fasten with a hook
fasten
v. become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"
latch
v. fasten with a latch; "latch the door"
get hold of, seize, clutch
v. affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
deflect, distract
v. draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
Antonyms (11)
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turn down, pass up, decline, reject, refuse
v. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
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