Definitions for take in

Definitions for (verb) take in

Main entry: take in

Definition: make (clothes) smaller

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

Main entry: adopt, take in

Definition: take into one's family

Usage: They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Main entry: ingest, absorb, assimilate, take in

Definition: take up mentally

Usage: he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Main entry: take in, befool, put on, put one across, put one over, gull, fool, dupe, slang, cod

Definition: fool or hoax

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

Main entry: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

Main entry: take in, take up, suck in, sop up

Definition: take up as if with a sponge

Main entry: gather in, take in

Definition: fold up

Usage: take in the sails

Main entry: invite, take in, receive

Definition: express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Usage: The community warmly received the refugees

Main entry: take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

Definition: take in, also metaphorically

Usage: The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

Main entry: take in, take up

Definition: accept

Usage: The cloth takes up the liquid

Main entry: see, watch, view, take in, catch

Definition: see or watch

Usage: 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

Main entry: overhear, catch, take in

Definition: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Usage: We overheard the conversation at the next table

Main entry: take in, collect

Definition: call for and obtain payment of

Usage: we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts; he collected the rent

Main entry: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

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

Usage: 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

Main entry: take in

Definition: visit for entertainment

Usage: take in the sights

Main entry: take in

Definition: provide with shelter

Main entry: absorb, take in

Definition: suck or take up or in

Usage: A black star absorbs all matter

Visual thesaurus for take in