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    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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