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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take up with — (someone) to begin a romantic relationship with someone. Her sister has taken up with a former high school sweetheart. Immigrants who have left families behind in their home countries sometimes take up with new partners here …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up with — phrasal verb Word forms take up with : present tense I/you/we/they take up with he/she/it takes up with present participle taking up with past tense took up with past participle taken up with 1) take up with someone [transitive] informal to… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — Burt has taken up with the kids in the ski club Syn: become friends with, (begin to) go around with, fall in with, string along with, get involved with, start seeing; informal (begin to) hang out with …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take up with —    to have an extramarital sexual relationship with    Literally, no more than to consort with or support:     After a quarrel too, a lad goes and takes up with another girl. (Mayhew, 1851) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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 — begin to associate with. → take …   English new terms dictionary

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