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up·take

 (ŭp′tāk′)
n.
1. A passage for drawing up smoke or air.
2. Understanding; comprehension: very quick on the uptake.
3. An act of taking in or absorbing, especially into a living organism.

uptake

(ˈʌpˌteɪk)
n
1. (Building) a pipe, shaft, etc, that is used to convey smoke or gases, esp one that connects a furnace to a chimney
2. (Mining & Quarrying) mining another term for upcast2
3. taking up or lifting up
4. the act of accepting or taking up something on offer or available
5. quick on the uptake informal quick to understand or learn
6. slow on the uptake informal slow to understand or learn

up•take

(ˈʌpˌteɪk)

n.
1. mental grasp: quick on the uptake.
2. an act or instance of taking up.
3. a pipe or passage leading upward from below, as for conducting smoke or a current of air.
4. the absorption of substances, as nutrients, by the tissues.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
suck, sucking, suction - the act of sucking
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
2.uptake - a process of taking up or using up or consuminguptake - a process of taking up or using up or consuming; "they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids"
human process - a process in which human beings are involved
reuptake, re-uptake - a process of using up or consuming again; "psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters"
Translations
فَهْم، إدراك
rychle/pomalu chápavý
i vendingen
skilningur; vera fljótur aî grípa/skilja
nepagavus
apķērīgsatjautīgs
çabuk/yavaş kavrayan

uptake

[ˈʌpteɪk] N
1. (= understanding) to be quick on the uptakeser muy listo, agarrar las cosas al vuelo
to be slow on the uptakeser corto (de entendederas)
2. (= intake) → consumo m
3. (= acceptance) → aceptación f; (= number accepted) → cantidad f admitida

uptake

[ˈʌpteɪk] n
to be quick on the uptake → comprendre vite
He is quick on the uptake → Il comprend vite.
to be slow on the uptake → être lent(e) à comprendre
He is slow on the uptake → Il est lent à comprendre.

uptake

n
(inf) to be quick on the uptakeschnell verstehen; to be slow on the uptakeschwer von Begriff sein (inf), → eine lange Leitung haben (inf)
(= intake)Aufnahme f

uptake

[ˈʌpˌteɪk] n (fam) slow on the uptakeduro/a di comprendonio
to be quick on the uptake → capire le cose al volo

uptake

(ˈapteik) : quick, slow on the uptake
quick or slow to understand. She's inexperienced, but very quick on the uptake.

up·take

n. absorción, fijación o incorporación de alguna sustancia a un organismo vivo;
___ and storagetoma y almacenamiento.

uptake

n captación f
References in classic literature ?
But though there were never circumstances to which boys could not adapt themselves in half an hour, older folk are slower in the uptake, and I am sure they stood and gaped at the changes so suddenly being worked in our midst, and scarce knew their way home now in the dark.
He's always a heap more interested in his wages than in his work, just like a man, and he's so slow in the uptake that he stands still for five minutes before it dawns on him that he's stopped.
"And in the South Seas garnered a better vocabulary from the lexicon of Love," Percival was quick on the uptake.
ODDLERS in some Liverpool areas are at risk of catching deadly diseases, after a fall in vaccine uptake.
For children at 12 months, uptake of all routine immunisations - apart from rotavirus - remained above 95 per cent in 2018, although rates have decreased compared with 2017.
It followed a debate in Holyrood during which it was revealed cervical screening rates in Scotland are in decline with uptake rates falling from 71 per cent in women aged 25 to 49 in 2016/17 to 70.5 per cent in 2017/18.
It seems that the domestic sector almost collapsed in last month as the domestic uptake of cement nosedived from 3.737 million tons in January 2018 to 3.066 million tons.
While it's known that extreme weather events can affect the year-to-year variability in carbon uptake, and some researchers have suggested that there may be longer-term effects, this study is the first to actually quantify the effects through the 21st century and demonstrates that wetter-than-normal years do not compensate for losses in carbon uptake during dryer-than-normal years, caused by events such as droughts or heatwaves.
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