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1. The act of taking or tightening up.
2. A device for reducing slack or taking up lost motion, as one in a loom.
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|Noun||1.||take-up - any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom); "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool"|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
|2.||take-up - the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in|
tightening - the act of making something tighter; "the tightening of economic controls"