take in

  1. Provide with shelter (synset 202663091)
  2. Fool or hoax (synset 200856586)
    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
  3. Suck or take up or in (synset 202771422)
    "A black star absorbs all matter"
  4. Visit for entertainment (synset 202498233)
    "take in the sights"
  5. Call for and obtain payment of (synset 202222955)
    "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
  6. See or watch (synset 202155378)
    "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"
  7. Express willingness to have in one's home or environs (synset 201472854)
    "The community warmly received the refugees"
  8. Fold up (synset 201217350)
    "take in the sails"
  9. Take up mentally (synset 200603650)
    "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  10. Earn on some commercial or business transaction;
    Earn as salary or wages (synset 202294200)
    "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"
  11. Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers (synset 202193614)
    "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
  12. Accept (synset 201543626)
    "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  13. Take in, also metaphorically (synset 201541851)
    "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  14. Take up as if with a sponge (synset 201200618)
  15. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly (synset 201159300)
    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  16. Take into one's family (synset 200414120)
    "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  17. Make (clothes) smaller (synset 200304881)
    "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

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