New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: stake up · make up · rake up · take-up · tape up · wake up · shake up · stoke up · take out · trade up
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take up

1 (v + adv) lift TRANSITIVEtóg aníos PhrV  c m ubain aníos PhrV  c m uardaigh verb  c m uto take up a carpet cairpéad a thógáil aníos 2 (v + adv) start to use TRANSITIVEI took up the pen chuaigh mé i mbun scríbhneoireachta, chuaigh mé i mbun pinnwe took up arms chuamar chun comhraic, chuamar i muinín an ghunna
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3 (v + adv) continue (story, activity etc) TRANSITIVEshe took up the story lean sí den scéal, lean sí ar aghaidh leis an scéalwe took up where he left off leanamar ar aghaidh ón áit ar chríochnaigh seisean 4 (v + adv) accept (offer etc) TRANSITIVEglac le PhrV  c m uI took up her invitation ghlac mé lena cuireadhI took him up on his offer ghlac mé lena thairiscinthe took up the challenge d'fhreagair sé an dúshlán 5 (v + adv) pursue (matter etc) TRANSITIVEthey're going to take the matter up tá siad chun an cheist a thógáil, tá siad chun an cheist a fhiosrúthe media took up the story thóg na meáin an scéaltake it up with your boss labhair le do cheannasaí féin faoihe's going to take it up with the Taoiseach tá sé chun é a chur faoi bhráid an Taoisigh, tá sé chun é a lua leis an Taoiseach 6 (v + adv) start (activity) TRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m utóg suas PhrV  c m uI've taken up golf recently thosaigh mé ag imirt gailf ar na mallaibh, táim tar éis tosú ag imirt gailf le deireanashe took up a new job thosaigh sé i bpost nua 7 (v + adv) occupy (space) TRANSITIVEtóg verb  c m uglac verb  c m utóg suas PhrV  c m uit doesn't take up much space ní thógann sé mórán spáis, ní ghlacann sé mórán spáisit took up half the room thóg sé suas leath an tseomra, bhí leath an tseomra faoimost of the paper was taken up with sports bhí formhór an pháipéir tógtha suas le cúrsaí spóirt 8 (v + adv) consume (time etc) TRANSITIVEit won't take up much time ní thógfaidh sé mórán ama, ní ghlacfaidh sé mórán amathey take up a lot of memory úsáideann siad go leor cuimhnemy time is taken up with work táim gafa go huile agus go hiomlán le hobairhe's totally taken up with her níl faic eile ar a intinn ach í, tá sé sa chiall is aigeantaí aiciI was so taken up with it that I didn't notice the time bhí mé chomh sáite sin ann nár thug mé faoi deara an t-am, bhí mé chomh tógtha sin leis nár bhraith mé an t-am 9 (v + adv) adopt (stance, position) TRANSITIVEtóg verb  c m uglac verb  c m uhe took up a strong stance on it ghlac sé seasamh láidir ar an gceistthey took up a strong position thóg siad suíomh láidir 10 (v + adv) CRAFT shorten (clothes) TRANSITIVEtóg suas  c m uto take up a hem fáithim a thógáil suashe took up his trousers chuir sé fáithim ar a bhríste 11 (v + adv) absorb (water etc) TRANSITIVEtóg isteach  c m usúigh isteach  c m uplants take up water through their roots tógann plandaí uisce isteach trína bhfréamhacha, súnn plandaí uisce isteach trína bhfréamhacha 12 (v + adv) challenge (sb) TRANSITIVEI took him up on it thug mé a dhúshlán airhe took up that point with me d'ardaigh sé an cheist sin liom 13 (v + adv) pick up TRANSITIVEtóg suas  c m u → see take

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