take in

1. [Verb]: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"

2. [Verb]: fold up; "take in the sails"

3. [Verb]: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"

4. [Verb]: 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"

5. [Verb]: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"

6. [Verb]: visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"

7. [Verb]: suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

8. [Verb]: take into one''s family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

9. [Verb]: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can''t fool me!"

10. [Verb]: take up as if with a sponge

11. [Verb]: express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"

12. [Verb]: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"

13. [Verb]: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

14. [Verb]: 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"

15. [Verb]: provide with shelter

16. [Verb]: make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I''ve lost weight"

17. [Verb]: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

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