take up with
phrasal 1. to become interested or absorbed in 2. to begin to associate or consort with

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  • take up with — Synonyms and related words: abide, abide with, advise with, associate with, assort with, bargain, bear, bear with, befriend, bide, brave, brook, buddy up, call in, chum, chum together, chum with, clique, clique with, club together, collogue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • take up with — 1) PHRASAL VERB: no passive (disapproval) You say that someone has taken up with someone unsuitable when they have begun a sexual or friendly relationship with them, and you disapprove of this. [V P P n] Sandy took up with a widow 21 years his… …   English dictionary

  • take up with — verb a) To form a close relationship with someone. I hear that John has taken up with Jane. b) To be contented to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with …   Wiktionary

  • take up with — {v.} To begin to go around with (someone); see a lot of. * /Frank has taken up with Lucy lately./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take up with — {v.} To begin to go around with (someone); see a lot of. * /Frank has taken up with Lucy lately./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ up\ with — v To begin to go around with (someone); see a lot of. Frank has taken up with Lucy lately …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take up with — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. associate with, befriend, become intimate with; see associate 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • To take up with — Take Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take up — v. 1) (d; tr.) to take up on ( to accept, adopt ) (he took me up on my offer) 2) (d; intr.) to take up with ( to join ) (he took up with a rough crowd) * * * [ teɪk ʌp] (d; tr.) to take up on (he took me up on my offer; to accept, adopt ) (d;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Up with People — (UWP) is the name of both a motivational organization and a musical performance, both related to each other. The organization is made up of troupes which sing and perform internationally. Along with performing the show, cast members participate… …   Wikipedia

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