take in

Primary Meanings of take in

1.
v
provide with shelter
2.
v
accept
3.
v
hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
4.
v
call for and obtain payment of
5.
v
fool or hoax
6.
v
make (clothes) smaller
7.
v
fold up
Full Definitions of take in
1

v provide with shelter

Type of:
domiciliate, house, put up
provide housing for

v express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Synonyms:
invite, receive
Types:
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welcome
receive someone, as into one's house
absorb
assimilate or take in
see
receive as a specified guest
assume
take up someone's soul into heaven
induct
admit as a member

v take into one's family

Synonyms:
adopt
Type of:
take
take into one's possession
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v accept

Synonyms:
take up
Types:
fuel
take in fuel, as of a ship
refuel
take on more fuel, as of a plane, ship, or car
Type of:
have, receive
get something; come into possession of

v suck or take up or in

Synonyms:
absorb
Antonyms:
emit, give off, give out
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
Types:
suck, suck in
attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

v take up as if with a sponge

Synonyms:
sop up, suck in, take up
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take
serve oneself to, or consume regularly

v take in, also metaphorically

Synonyms:
absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take up
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mop, mop up, wipe up
to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
blot
dry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge up
absorb as if with a sponge
swab, swob
wash with a swab or a mop
sponge
soak up with a sponge

v take up mentally

Synonyms:
absorb, assimilate, ingest
Types:
imbibe
receive into the mind and retain
Type of:
acquire, larn, learn
gain knowledge or skills

v earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Synonyms:
bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize
make
act in a certain way so as to acquire
clear, net, sack, sack up
make as a net profit
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eke out, squeeze out
make by laborious and precarious means
profit, turn a profit
make a profit; gain money or materially
rake off
take money from an illegal transaction
bring home, take home
earn as a salary or wage
rake in, shovel in
earn large sums of money
gross
earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
bear, pay, yield
bring in
line one's pockets
make a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny
make a satisfactory profit
clean up
make a big profit; often in a short period of time
clear, net
yield as a net profit
pay off
yield a profit or result
Type of:
acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

v serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Synonyms:
consume, have, ingest, take
Antonyms:
abstain, desist, refrain
choose not to consume
Types:
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hit
consume to excess
cannibalise, cannibalize
eat human flesh
habituate, use
take or consume (regularly or habitually)
eat
eat a meal; take a meal
eat
take in solid food
drink, imbibe
take in liquids
booze, drink, fuddle
consume alcohol
partake, touch
consume
eat, feed
take in food; used of animals only
fill, replete, sate, satiate
fill to satisfaction
sample, taste, try, try out
take a sample of
sop up, suck in, take up
take up as if with a sponge
smoke
inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
do drugs, drug
use recreational drugs
get down, swallow
pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
sup
take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
take away, take out
buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
victual
take in nourishment
wash down
eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically
dine in, eat in
eat at home
dine out, eat out
eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
dine
have supper; eat dinner
picnic
eat alfresco, in the open air
fress, gluttonise, gluttonize
eat a lot and without restraint
wolf, wolf down
eat hastily
slurp
eat noisily
swill, swill down
drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
suck
draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
guggle, gurgle
drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
sip
drink in sips
guzzle
drink greedily or as if with great thirst
lap, lap up, lick
take up with the tongue
tank
consume excessive amounts of alcohol
port
drink port
claret
drink claret
bar hop, pub-crawl
go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk
bib, tipple
drink moderately but regularly
drink, tope
drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
break bread
have a meal, usually with company
receive
partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
fare
eat well
dig in, pitch in
eat heartily
nosh, snack
eat a snack; eat lightly
peck, peck at, pick at
eat like a bird
peck, pick up
eat by pecking at, like a bird
bolt, gobble
eat hastily without proper chewing
bolt down, garbage down, gobble up, shovel in
eat a large amount of food quickly
nibble, pick, piece
eat intermittently; take small bites of
ruminate
chew the cuds
drain the cup, drink up
drink to the last drop
mess
eat in a mess hall
board
lodge and take meals (at)
forage
wander and feed
raven
feed greedily
lunch
take the midday meal
brunch
eat a meal in the late morning
breakfast
eat an early morning meal
banquet, feast, junket
partake in a feast or banquet
suckle
suck milk from the mother's breasts
hit it up, inebriate, soak, souse
become drunk or drink excessively
wine
drink wine
dip, dunk
dip into a liquid while eating
binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
cloy, pall
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
degust
taste with relish
devour, guttle, pig, raven
eat greedily
eat up, finish, polish off
finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
consume, devour, down, go through
eat immoderately
chain-smoke
smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one
puff, whiff
smoke and exhale strongly
inhale
draw deep into the lungs in by breathing
inject
take by injection
snort, take a hit
inhale through the nose
base, free-base
use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
drop
take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
dope
take drugs to improve one's athletic performance
gulp, quaff, swig
to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down, toss off
drink down entirely
bolt
swallow hastily
fill, fill up
eat until one is sated
carry, hold
drink alcohol without showing ill effects
browse, crop, graze, pasture, range
feed as in a meadow or pasture
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v hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Synonyms:
catch, overhear
catch, get
perceive by hearing
Type of:
hear
perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

v see or watch

Synonyms:
catch, see, view, watch
see
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
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visualise, visualize
view the outline of by means of an X-ray
spectate
be a spectator in a sports event
preview
watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
image
render visible, as by means of MRI
Type of:
watch
look attentively

v visit for entertainment

take in the sights”
Type of:
see, visit
go to see a place, as for entertainment
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v call for and obtain payment of

Synonyms:
collect
Types:
farm
collect fees or profits
raise
collect funds for a specific purpose
fund raise, fund-raise, fundraise
raise money for a cause or project
Type of:
take
take into one's possession
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v fool or hoax

Synonyms:
befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang
Types:
kid, pull the leg of
tell false information to for fun
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth
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v make (clothes) smaller

“Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight”
Antonyms:
let out, widen
make (clothes) larger
Type of:
alter, change, vary
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
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v fold up

take in the sails”
Synonyms:
gather in
Types:
incorporate
unite or merge with something already in existence
coal
take in coal
Type of:
furl, roll up
form into a cylinder by rolling

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