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 for To take up with
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Take \Take\, v. i.
     1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or
        intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was
        inoculated, but the virus did not take. --Shak.
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              When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.
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              In impressions from mind to mind, the impression
              taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any
              manifest effect.                      --Bacon.
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     2. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
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              Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake,
              And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.
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     3. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's
        self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox,
        being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
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     4. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his
        face does not take well.
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     To take after.
        (a) To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes
            after a good pattern.
        (b) To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.
     To take in with, to resort to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
     To take on, to be violently affected; to express grief or
        pain in a violent manner.
     To take to.
        (a) To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become
            attached to; as, to take to evil practices. "If he
            does but take to you, . . . you will contract a great
            friendship with him." --Walpole.
        (b) To resort to; to betake one's self to. "Men of
            learning, who take to business, discharge it generally
            with greater honesty than men of the world."
     To take up.
        (a) To stop. [Obs.] "Sinners at last take up and settle in
            a contempt of religion." --Tillotson.
        (b) To reform. [Obs.] --Locke.
     To take up with.
        (a) To be contended to receive; to receive without
            opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain
            fare. "In affairs which may have an extensive
            influence on our future happiness, we should not take
            up with probabilities." --I. Watts.
        (b) To lodge with; to dwell with. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
     To take with, to please. --Bacon.
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