uptake up·take n

uptake up·take n
['ʌpˌteɪk]
fam

slow on the uptake — duro (-a) di comprendonio

to be quick on the uptake — capire le cose al volo, (number of people) numero degli utilizzatori, (of food, water etc) consumo


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  • Uptake — Up*take , v. t. To take into the hand; to take up; to help. [Obs.] Wyclif. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uptake — Up take , n. (Steam Boilers) [1913 Webster] 1. The pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward. [1913 Webster] 2. Understanding; apprehension. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uptake — capacity for understanding, 1816, from UP (Cf. up) + TAKE (Cf. take). Cf. obs. verb uptake to pick or take up, attested from c.1300 …   Etymology dictionary

  • uptake — up|take [ˈʌpteık] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1800 1900; : Scottish English; Origin: uptake to understand (18 20 centuries).] [Sense: 2 3; Date: 1900 2000; Origin: up + take] 1.) be slow/quick on the uptake informal to be slow or fast at understanding… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uptake — up|take [ ʌp,teık ] noun singular or uncount 1. ) TECHNICAL a process in which living creatures use substances such as food or water to breathe, produce energy, etc.: uptake of: Vitamin C increases your uptake of minerals such as iron. 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uptake — /up tayk /, n. 1. apprehension; understanding or comprehension; mental grasp: quick on the uptake. 2. an act or instance of taking up; a lifting: the uptake of fertilizer by machines. 3. Also called take up. Mach. a pipe or passage leading upward …   Universalium

  • uptake — UK [ˈʌpˌteɪk] / US noun [singular/uncountable] 1) British the number of people who want to do something such as use a service or study a particular subject There was an especially high uptake in the Business Management course. 2) biology a… …   English dictionary

  • uptake — The absorption by a tissue of some substance, food material, mineral, etc., and its permanent or temporary retention. * * * up·take əp .tāk n an act or instance of absorbing and incorporating something esp. into a living organism, tissue, or cell …   Medical dictionary

  • Uptake — Up|take [ ʌpteik] das; s, <aus engl. uptake »das Aufnehmen« zu to uptake »aufnehmen«> die Aufnahme chem. Stoffe im Körpergewebe (Biol., Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Uptake — Up|take [ apteɪk], das; s, s [engl. uptake, eigtl. = das Auf , Annehmen] (Biol., Med.): Einlagerung chemischer Stoffe in das Körpergewebe …   Universal-Lexikon

  • uptake — [ˈʌpˌteɪk] noun be quick / slow on the uptake informal to take a short/long time to understand or realize something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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