take (something) up with (one)

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take (something) up with (one)

To begin doing something as a habit, hobby, pastime, or steady practice. My husband has taken up gardening now that he's retired. I'm taking up cycling to work as a way of getting a bit more exercise.
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take up with someone

to become close with someone; to become friends with someone. I think that Albert may have taken up with the wrong people. I did not want Lefty to take up with Max, but he did, and look where it's gotten him.
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take up with

Begin to associate with, consort with, as in She took up with a fast crowd. [Early 1600s]
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take up with

Informal
To begin to associate with; consort with: took up with a fast crowd.
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