how to pronounce uptake


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The above transcription of uptake is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

uptake is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of uptake in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it stops the up the uptake of the virus …”

meanings of uptake


  1. Understanding; comprehension.
  2. Absorption, especially of food or nutrient by an organism.
  3. The upcast pipe from the smokebox of a steam boiler towards the chimney.
  4. A chimney.
  5. The act of lifting or taking up.


  1. To accept and begin to use, as a new practice.
  2. To absorb, as food or a drug by an organism.
  3. To take up, to lift.

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