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take in

 
Noun take in has 1 sense
  1. take-in - the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
    --1 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
    Derived form: verb take in2
Verb take in has 17 senses
  1. take in - provide with shelter
    --1 is one way to
    house, put up, domiciliate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
    --2 is one way to deceive, betray, lead astray
    Derived form: noun take-in1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. absorb, take in - suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. take in - visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
    --4 is one way to
    visit, see
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. collect, take in - call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
    --5 is one way to take
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  6. watch, view, see, catch, take in - see or watch; "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"
    --6 is one way to watch
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue take in the movie
  7. receive, take in, invite - express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot take in Sue
  8. take in, gather in - fold up; "take in the sails"
    --8 is one way to roll up, furl
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in - take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
    --9 is one way to learn, larn, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "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"
    --10 is one way to get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    They take in the money
  11. catch, take in, overhear - hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
    --11 is one way to hear
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
  12. take in, take up - accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
    --12 is one way to receive, have
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  13. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  14. take in, sop up, suck in, take up - take up as if with a sponge
    --14 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. consume, ingest, take in, take, have - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    Sample sentence:
    They take in more bread
  16. adopt, take in - take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
    --16 is one way to take
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  17. take in - make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
    --17 is one way to
    change, alter, vary
    Antonyms: let out, widen
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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