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  Definition of Take in
  1. make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I''ve lost weight"
  2. take into one''s family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  3. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  4. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can''t fool me!"
  5. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
  6. take up as if with a sponge
  7. fold up; "take in the sails"
  8. express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
  9. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"
  10. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  11. 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"
  12. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
  13. call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
  14. 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"
  15. visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
  16. provide with shelter
  17. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
Similar Words: adopt, absorb, assimilate, ingest, gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, put one over, put one across, consume, take, have, sop up, suck in, take up, gather in, receive, invite, suck, imbibe, soak up, suck up, draw, watch, view, see, catch, overhear, collect, gain, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in


See Also: sop up, suck in, take up, attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, aspirate


Hyponyms: imbibe, pull the leg of, kid, hit, cannibalize, cannibalise, use, habituate, eat, drink, booze, fuddle, partake, touch, feed, satiate, sate, replete, fill, sample, try, try out, taste, sop up, suck in, take up, smoke, drug, do drugs, swallow, get down, sup, incorporate, coal, welcome, absorb, see, assume, induct, wipe up, mop up, mop, blot, sponge up, fuel, visualize, visualise, spectate, preview, farm, raise, eke out, squeeze out, profit, turn a profit, rake off, take home, bring home, rake in, shovel in, gross, yield, pay, bear, suck


Grouped Verbs: see, catch, get, net, sack, sack up, clear, make


Entailments: listen


Derivational Morphology: adoptee, adoption, adoptive parent, adopter, acculturation, assimilation, learner, scholar, assimilator, absorption, take-in, fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on, fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool, chump, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, victim, dupe, consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake, consumer, invitation, drinker, imbiber, toper, juicer, sucking, suck, suction, soaking up, absorber, seer, view, eyeshot, survey, sight, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama, spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker, watch, vigil, collector, gatherer, accumulator, earner, wage earner, gainer


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