take up residence in (some place)

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take up residence in (some place)

To settle into some location or lodging and make it one's home. I took up residence in San Francisco after getting a job with a local tech company. Termites have taken up residence in the walls of the house, so we'll need to have some serious repair work done. I heard his dad left the house and is taking up residence in a nearby hotel.
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take up residence

some place to make a residence of a place. Ed took up residence in a small efficiency apartment. It looks as if a family of mice has taken up residence in the cupboard.
See also: residence, take, up