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take in

take in - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take in

Definition
(verb) provide with shelter
Definition
(verb) fool or hoax
Example Sentence
  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • You can't fool me!

Definition
(verb) suck or take up or in
Synonyms : absorb
Example Sentence
  • A black star absorbs all matter

Definition
(verb) visit for entertainment
Example Sentence
  • take in the sights

Definition
(verb) call for and obtain payment of
Synonyms : collect
Example Sentence
  • we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts
  • he collected the rent

Definition
(verb) see or watch
Synonyms : catch , see , view , watch
Example Sentence
  • view a show on television
  • This program will be seen all over the world
  • view an exhibition
  • Catch a show on Broadway
  • see a movie

Definition
(verb) express willingness to have in one's home or environs
Synonyms : invite , receive
Example Sentence
  • The community warmly received the refugees

Definition
(verb) fold up
Synonyms : gather in
Example Sentence
  • take in the sails

Definition
(verb) take up mentally
Synonyms : absorb , assimilate , ingest
Example Sentence
  • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Definition
(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms : bring in , clear , earn , gain , make , pull in , realise , realize
Example Sentence
  • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  • She earns a lot in her new job
  • this merger brought in lots of money
  • He clears $5,000 each month

Definition
(verb) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
Synonyms : catch , overhear
Example Sentence
  • We overheard the conversation at the next table

Definition
(verb) accept
Synonyms : take up
Example Sentence
  • The cloth takes up the liquid

Definition
(verb) take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms : absorb , draw , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take up
Example Sentence
  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Definition
(verb) take up as if with a sponge
Synonyms : sop up , suck in , take up

Definition
(verb) serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Synonyms : consume , have , ingest , take
Example Sentence
  • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
  • I don't take sugar in my coffee

Definition
(verb) take into one's family
Synonyms : adopt
Example Sentence
  • They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Definition
(verb) make (clothes) smaller
Example Sentence
  • Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight

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