take up的中文释义为拿起；开始从事；占据(时间，地方)。例句：Mr. Fay is to take up an appointment as a researcher.费伊先生将担任研究员的职务。
take up [ˈteɪk ʌp]
1.I won’t take up any more of your time.
2.We will take up references after the interview.
3.I’d like to take up the point you raised earlier.
4.That’s a matter for you to take up with your boss.
5.Mr. Fay is to take up an appointment as a researcher.
6.It is not difficult to take up a new career in midlife.
7.He did not particularly want to take up a competitive sport.
8.The vice-president was forced to take up the reins of office.
9.Now you’re settled, why don’t you take up some serious study?
10.He left a career in teaching to take up a position with the NEH.
11.They were not able to take up residence in their new home until the spring.
12.It seemed that the pilot had another ship to take up the river that evening.
13.As soon as the police disappear the violence will take up from where it left off.
14.He will take up his post as the head of the civil courts at the end of next month.
15.They threatened to take up arms against the government if their demands were not met.
16.I know how busy you must be and naturally I wouldn’t want to take up too much of your time.
17.These files have been zipped up to take up less disk space so they take less time to download.
18.I’m afraid moving all those boxes will take up too much time.
19.Now that you are able to take up arms and defend your motherland.
20.I firmly believe that my experience is adequate to take up this job.