take up (v.) Old form(s): vp
arrest, seize, apprehend
AW II.iii.206[Lafew to Parolles] Yet art thou good for nothing but taking up [unclear meaning; also: rebuke; enlist; call to account; pick up]
MA III.iii.172[Borachio to Conrade] We are likely to prove a goodly commodity, being taken up of these men's bills [also: sense 8]
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