take (something) on

You “take on” a job, project, or other important duty. This meansto volunteer or agree to do it. To "take something on" requires time and responsibility.

I took on a volunteer job on Saturdays.

That project was a lot to take on.

You can also use this order with "it", "them", "something", or other prepositions:

No one else was available to do it, so I took it on myself.

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