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Overview of noun take_in

The noun take-in has 1 sense

  • take-in -- (the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone)

Overview of verb take_in

The verb take in has 17 senses

  • take in -- (provide with shelter)

  • 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!")

  • absorb, take in -- (suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter")

  • take in -- (visit for entertainment; "take in the sights")

  • collect, take in -- (call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent")

  • 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")

  • receive, take in, invite -- (express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees")

  • take in, gather in -- (fold up; "take in the sails")

  • absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in -- (take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe")

  • 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")

  • catch, take in, overhear -- (hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table")

  • take in, take up -- (accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid")

  • 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")

  • take in, sop up, suck in, take up -- (take up as if with a sponge)

  • 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")

  • adopt, take in -- (take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua")

  • take in -- (make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight")