take-up

Definitions of take-up
  1. noun
    the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
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    type of:
    tightening
    the act of making something tighter
  2. noun
    any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom)
    “a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool”
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    type of:
    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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