take in

Definitions of take in
  1. verb
    provide with shelter
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    domiciliate, house, put up
    provide housing for
  2. verb
    express willingness to have in one's home or environs
    synonyms: invite, receive
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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
  3. verb
    take into one's family
    synonyms: adopt
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    take
    take into one's possession
  4. verb
    accept
    synonyms: take up
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    fuel
    take in fuel, as of a ship
    refuel
    take on more fuel, as of a plane, ship, or car
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    have, receive
    get something; come into possession of
  5. verb
    suck or take up or in
    synonyms: absorb
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    emit, give off, give out
    give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
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    suck, suck in
    attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
  6. verb
    take up as if with a sponge
    synonyms: sop up, suck in, take up
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    consume, have, ingest, take
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  7. verb
    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
  8. verb
    take up mentally
    synonyms: absorb, assimilate, ingest
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    imbibe
    receive into the mind and retain
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    acquire, larn, learn
    gain knowledge or skills
  9. verb
    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
    monetize
    use something as a source of income or profit
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    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  10. verb
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    synonyms: consume, have, ingest, take
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    abstain, desist, refrain
    choose not to partake in or consume
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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
    eat
    take in solid food
    fress, gluttonise, gluttonize
    eat a lot and without restraint
    wolf, wolf down
    eat hastily
    slurp
    eat or drink 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, scarf
    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 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
  11. verb
    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
    synonyms: catch, overhear
    catch, get
    perceive by hearing
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    hear
    perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  12. verb
    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
    preview
    see or inspect in a preliminary way or in advance
    image
    render visible, as by means of MRI
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    watch
    look attentively
  13. verb
    visit for entertainment
    take in the sights”
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    type of:
    see, visit
    go to see a place, as for entertainment
  14. verb
    call for and obtain payment of
    synonyms: collect
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    farm
    collect fees or profits
    raise
    collect funds for a specific purpose
    fund raise, fund-raise, fundraise
    raise money for a cause or project
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    take
    take into one's possession
  15. verb
    fool or hoax
    synonyms: befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang
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    kid, pull the leg of
    tell false information to for fun
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    betray, deceive, lead astray
    cause someone to believe an untruth
  16. verb
    make (clothes) smaller
    “Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight”
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    let out, widen
    make (clothes) larger
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    alter, change, vary
    become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  17. verb
    fold up
    take in the sails”
    synonyms: gather in
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    incorporate
    unite or merge with something already in existence
    coal
    take in coal
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    furl, roll up
    form into a cylinder by rolling
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