1. provide with shelter
(hypernym) house, put up, domiciliate
2. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
(synonym) gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, put one over, put one across
(hypernym) deceive, betray, lead astray
(hyponym) pull the leg of, kid
3. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
(hyponym) suck, suck in
4. visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
(hypernym) visit, see
5. call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
6. 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"
(synonym) watch, view, see, catch
(hyponym) visualize, visualise
7. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
(synonym) receive, invite
8. fold up; "take in the sails"
(synonym) gather in
(hypernym) roll up, furl
9. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
(synonym) absorb, assimilate, ingest
(hypernym) learn, larn, acquire
10. 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"
(synonym) gain, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
(hypernym) get, acquire
(hyponym) eke out, squeeze out
(verb-group) net, sack, sack up, clear
11. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
(synonym) catch, overhear
(verb-group) catch, get
12. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
(synonym) take up
(hypernym) receive, have
13. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
(synonym) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take up
(hyponym) wipe up, mop up, mop
14. take up as if with a sponge
(synonym) sop up, suck in, take up
(hypernym) consume, ingest, take, have
15. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
(synonym) consume, ingest, take, have
16. take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
17. make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
(antonym) let out, widen
(hypernym) change, alter, vary
1. the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
(hypernym) deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
(derivation) gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across