taken up

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Related to taken up: misattributed, scrutinised
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Adj.1.taken up - having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
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And soon her weekends will be taken up with teaching, as she has signed on as an acting instructor at Vibe Performing Arts Studios in Newhall.
Furthermore, Wall Street has taken up the pessimistic torch, handing down 18 "hold" or worse ratings out of a total 23 covering brokerage firms.
She said that rape and murder victims Zainab and Asma have been taken ups as a case study and the Punjab government was assisting the committee to check what problems the victims' parents faced particularly in registering the cases.