take up with

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take up with

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: 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.
  2. To form a close relationship with (someone).
    I hear that John has taken up with Jane.
  3. 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
  4. (archaic) To be contented to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with