Definition of Take In in English :

Define Take In in English

Take In meaning in English

Meaning of Take In in English

Pronunciation of Take In in English

Take In pronunciation in English

Pronounce Take In in English

Take In

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1. take in

provide with shelter

2. befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in

fool or hoax

Example Sentences:
'The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone'
'You can't fool me!'

3. absorb, take in

suck or take up or in

Example Sentences:
'A black star absorbs all matter'

4. take in

visit for entertainment

Example Sentences:
'take in the sights'

5. collect, take in

call for and obtain payment of

Example Sentences:
'we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts'
'he collected the rent'

6. catch, see, take in, view, watch

see or watch

Example Sentences:
'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. invite, receive, take in

express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Example Sentences:
'The community warmly received the refugees'

8. gather in, take in

fold up

Example Sentences:
'take in the sails'

9. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in

take up mentally

Example Sentences:
'he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe'

10. bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

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

Example Sentences:
'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. catch, overhear, take in

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Example Sentences:
'We overheard the conversation at the next table'

12. take in, take up


Example Sentences:
'The cloth takes up the liquid'

13. absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up

take in, also metaphorically

Example Sentences:
'The sponge absorbs water well'
'She drew strength from the minister's words'

14. sop up, suck in, take in, take up

take up as if with a sponge

15. consume, have, ingest, take, take in

serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Example Sentences:
'Have another bowl of chicken soup!'
'I don't take sugar in my coffee'

16. adopt, take in

take into one's family

Example Sentences:
'They adopted two children from Nicaragua'

17. take in

make (clothes) smaller

Example Sentences:
'Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Take In

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noun take-in
8. informal
the act or an instance of cheating or deceiving
verb (tr, adverb)
to comprehend or understand
to include or comprise
his thesis takes in that point
to receive into one's house in exchange for payment
to take in washing
take in lodgers
to make (an article of clothing, etc) smaller by altering seams
to include
the tour takes in the islands as well as the mainland
6. informal
to cheat or deceive
to go to; visit
let's take in a movie tonight

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Take In

see synonyms of take in
to admit; receive
to shorten (a sail) by reefing or furling
to make smaller or more compact
to include; comprise
to understand; comprehend
to cheat; trick; deceive
7.  US
to visit, see, experience, etc.
to take in all the sights
to receive into one's home for pay
to take in boarders
a taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Take In

see synonyms of take in
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.

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