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Definition of uptake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1uptake (of something) (technology) the process by which something is taken into a body or system; the rate at which this happens the uptake of oxygen by muscles
  2. 2uptake (of something) the use that is made of something that has become available a recent uptake in music downloads
  3. Idioms
    be quick/slow on the uptake (informal)
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    to be quick/slow to understand something Is he always this slow on the uptake?
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