- the act of taking up.
- uptake(def 3).
- 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.
Origin of take-up
First recorded in 1815–25; noun use of verb phrase take up
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Examples from the Web for take-up
“Anecdotally I can tell you that the take-up rate is fairly small,” said Smyth.Walmart’s New Embrace of Gay Employees a Sign of Corporate Shift
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He inserted the loose end in the take-up reel and motioned to Scotty.Smugglers' Reef
The principle of the take-up mechanism is shown in Figure 44.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions
Henry C. Horstmann
This controls the movements of a lever called the take-up, pivoted to the machine (Fig. 4).
Singer improved upon this by furnishing his machine with a spring take-up lever, partially controlled by the needle bar.
The reels upon which the film is wound are mounted above and below—the upper is the feed reel and the lower is the take-up reel.The Wonder Book of Knowledge