take up with

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 junior...

[V P P n] He took up with smugglers.

2) PHR-V-PASSIVE If you are taken up with something, it keeps you busy or fully occupied.

[be V-ed P P n] His mind was wholly taken up with the question.

English dictionary. 2008.


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