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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

uptake

[ˈʌpˌteɪk] n (fam) slow on the uptakeduro/a di comprendonio
to be quick on the uptake → capire le cose al volo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

uptake

(ˈapteik) : quick, slow on the uptake
quick or slow to understand. She's inexperienced, but very quick on the uptake.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

up·take

n. absorción, fijación o incorporación de alguna sustancia a un organismo vivo;
___ and storagetoma y almacenamiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

uptake

n captación f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Radioiodine contaminations and expected physiologic I-131 uptakes like in the breasts or thymus were excluded from the study.
The objectives of this study were to manufacture [beta]-lg nanoparticles with various sizes and surface charges by changing heating temperature, to determine the relationships between the particle size and surface charge of [beta]-lg nanoparticles and their cellular uptakes in Caco-2 cells, and to evaluate the cytotoxicity of [beta]-lg nanoparticles.
However, P uptakes at all K fertilizer rates were statistically not different.
This places the borough among the highest for school dinner uptakes in the North East, which has seen the largest increase in the country.
Eliminating radioiodine uptakes from the routine evaluation of patients with hyperthyroidism doesn't affect diagnostic accuracy or the clinical outcome of radioiodine therapy, according to Dr.
for each population, we then combined the route-specific uptakes to an estimate of total DDT uptake and, using a pharmaco-kinetic (PK) model, converted this total uptake into DDT concentrations in the human body.
Uptakes. Once values for the input parameters had been specified the simulations were run for the 300,000 women using S-PLUS (Mathsoft Inc., Cambridge, MA) We calculated an individual's average daily uptake of chloroform for swimming, showering, and bathing as follows:
Table 1 gives descriptive statistics for the 8- and 24-hr raw uptakes (expressed as a percentage of ingested [sup.123]I) and the 8- and 24-hr relative uptakes (expressed as a percentage of the baseline uptake).