take-up

[ teyk-uhp ]
/ ˈteɪkˌʌp /

noun

the act of taking up.
Machinery.
  1. uptake(def 3).
  2. any of various devices for taking up slack, winding in, or compensating for the looseness of parts due to wear.
the contraction of fabric resulting from the wet operations in the finishing process, especially fulling.

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Origin of take-up

First recorded in 1815–25; noun use of verb phrase take up
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