taken up

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Synonyms for taken up

having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

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Purposely I have taken up my abode where I am now partly to pull myself together, and partly to wait for Mr.
There were six dolls to be taken up and dressed every morning, for Beth was a child still and and loved her pets as well as ever.
For a few minutes we were so taken up with him that we did not look towards the coffin.
Furthermore, Wall Street has taken up the pessimistic torch, handing down 18 "hold" or worse ratings out of a total 23 covering brokerage firms.
Furthermore, the 10-week trendline has taken up residence in the 38 area, site of some considerable short-term resistance for the security.