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Definition of Take in

Babylon English

understand, comprehend; include, surround; take work home; deceit
Take in Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
concipio
Take in Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Imposition; fraud.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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take in
v
1. provide with shelter
2. fool or hoax; "the immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "you can't fool me!" [syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, put one over, put one across ]


3. suck or take up or in; "a black star absorbs all matter." [syn: absorb]
[ant: emit]

4. visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
5. call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" [syn: collect]


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" [syn: watch, view, see, catch]


7. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "the community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive, invite]


8. fold up, of sails [syn: gather in]


9. take up, as of knowledge or beliefs [syn: absorb, assimilate, ingest]


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" [syn: gain, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]


11. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "we overheard the conversation at the next table" [syn: catch, overhear]


12. accept; "the cloth takes up the liquid" [syn: take up]


13. take in, also metaphorically; "the sponge absorbs water well"; "she drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up , draw, take up]


14. take up as if with a sponge [syn: sop up, suck in, take up ]


15. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "have another bowl of chicken soup!" "i don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn: consume, ingest, take, have]
[ant: abstain]

16. take into one's family; "they adopted two children from nicaragua" [syn: adopt]


17. make (clothes) smaller; "please take in this skirt--i've lost weight" [ant: let out]

ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
grasp with the mind The course was very difficult but I tried to take in as much as possible.
receive, get We were able to take in a lot of money last night at the charity auction.
English Idioms WM 1.3a
make smaller, tighten; attend, visit
These pants need to be taken in at the waist. They're too large.
When you come to Calgary, be sure to take in the Stampede.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
tóg, glac, gabh
I take: tógaim, otherwise: glacaim
take in: faomh, glac
take over: ceannaigh
Shakespeare Words
to conquer
WordNet 2.0

Verb
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
(derivation) take-in
3. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
(synonym) absorb
(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"
(synonym) collect
(hypernym) take
(hyponym) farm
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
(hypernym) watch
(hyponym) visualize, visualise
(verb-group) see
7. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
(synonym) receive, invite
(hyponym) welcome
8. fold up; "take in the sails"
(synonym) gather in
(hypernym) roll up, furl
(hyponym) incorporate
9. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
(synonym) absorb, assimilate, ingest
(hypernym) learn, larn, acquire
(hyponym) imbibe
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
(hypernym) hear
(entail) listen
(verb-group) catch, get
12. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
(synonym) take up
(hypernym) receive, have
(hyponym) fuel
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
(hyponym) hit
16. take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
(synonym) adopt
(hypernym) take
17. make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
(antonym) let out, widen
(hypernym) change, alter, vary

Noun
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