take up with
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- Used other than as an idiom: see take, up, take up, with.
- He took them up with him on his next trip to the mountains.
- He took up painting with his wife.
- He took up the overpayment with his supplier.
- To form a close relationship with (someone).
- I hear that John has taken up with Jane.
- To become interested in (something).
2001, Vincent Curcio, Chrysler: The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius, page 112:
- It seems, then, that automobiles and automobiling were on Walter Chrysler's mind for a long time before he took up with this legendary Locomobile
- (archaic) To be contented to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:take up with.