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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"
sorb, take up
v. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
take in, take up
v. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
start, take up
v. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
resume, take up
v. return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
take in, sop up, suck in, take up
v. take up as if with a sponge
adopt, borrow, take over, take up
v. take up and practice as one's own
assume, take, strike, take up
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"
scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take up
v. take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on
v. adopt; "take up new ideas"
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
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, dig up, dig out
v. remove, harvest, or recover by digging; "dig salt"; "dig coal"
sponge
v. soak up with a sponge
get, get under one's skin
v. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
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"
soak, imbue
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"
sop, become soaked
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"
take, get hold of
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"
seize, clutch, get hold of
v. affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
distract, deflect
v. draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
Antonyms (11)
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refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline
v. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
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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