take-up

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take-up (plural take-ups)

  1. the act of taking something up, by tightening, absorption, or reeling in
  2. (machinery) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine or loom for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.

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