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TAKE IN verb

Definition of take in (verb)

  1. provide with shelter
  2. fool or hoax
  3. suck or take up or in
    • "A black star absorbs all matter"
    • synonyms: absorb
    • antonym: emit
  4. visit for entertainment
    • "take in the sights"
  5. call for and obtain payment of
    • "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
    • synonyms: collect
  6. 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"
    • synonyms: catch, see, view, watch
  7. express willingness to have in one's home or environs
    • "The community warmly received the refugees"
    • synonyms: invite, receive
  8. fold up
  9. take up mentally
  10. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  11. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    • "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
    • synonyms: catch, overhear
  12. accept
    • "The cloth takes up the liquid"
    • synonyms: take up
  13. take in, also metaphorically
  14. take up as if with a sponge
  15. serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  16. take into one's family
    • "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
    • synonyms: adopt
  17. make (clothes) smaller
    • "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
    • antonym: let out
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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