take something up with somebody


take something up with somebody
ˌtake sth ˈup with sb derived
to speak or write to sb about sth that they may be able to deal with or help you with

They decided to take the matter up with their MP.

Main entry:takederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take issue with somebody (about something) — take ˈissue with sb (about/on/over sth) idiom (formal) to start disagreeing or arguing with sb about sth • I must take issue with you on that point. Main entry: ↑issueidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take issue with somebody (on something) — take ˈissue with sb (about/on/over sth) idiom (formal) to start disagreeing or arguing with sb about sth • I must take issue with you on that point. Main entry: ↑issueidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take issue with somebody (over something) — take ˈissue with sb (about/on/over sth) idiom (formal) to start disagreeing or arguing with sb about sth • I must take issue with you on that point. Main entry: ↑issueidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • take up — verb 1. pursue or resume (Freq. 9) take up a matter for consideration • Hypernyms: ↑embark, ↑enter • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. adopt (Freq. 5) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take out — verb 1. cause to leave (Freq. 7) The teacher took the children out of the classroom • Syn: ↑move out, ↑remove • Hyponyms: ↑clear, ↑call in, ↑estrange …   Useful english dictionary

  • take in — verb 1. provide with shelter (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑house, ↑put up, ↑domiciliate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. fool or hoax (Freq. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take on — verb 1. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (Freq. 10) His voice took on a sad tone The story took a new turn he adopted an air of superiority She assumed strange manners The gods assume human or animal form in these fables • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take back — verb 1. bring back to the point of departure (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑return, ↑bring back • Derivationally related forms: ↑return (for: ↑return) • H …   Useful english dictionary

  • take down — verb 1. move something or somebody to a lower position (Freq. 3) take down the vase from the shelf • Syn: ↑lower, ↑let down, ↑get down, ↑bring down • Ant: ↑raise ( …   Useful english dictionary


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