Take in - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈteɪk ɪn|
Brit.  |teɪk ɪn|
- provide with shelter
- fool or hoax (syn: befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, slang)
- suck or take up or in (syn: absorb)
- visit for entertainment
- call for and obtain payment of (syn: collect)
- see or watch (syn: catch, see, view, watch)
- express willingness to have in one's home or environs (syn: invite, receive)
- fold up
- take up mentally (syn: absorb, assimilate, ingest)
- earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages (syn: bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realize)
- hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers (syn: catch, overhear)
- accept (syn: take up)
- take in, also metaphorically (syn: absorb, draw, imbibe, suck, suck up, take up)
- take up as if with a sponge (syn: suck in, take up)
- serve oneself to, or consume regularly (syn: consume, have, ingest, take)
- take into one's family (syn: adopt)
- make (clothes) smaller


An inventory takes in all the contents of the room.

He was taken in at the distribution of the profits.

Please, take in my name.

I was taken in by his appearance.

Are you taking me in?

We will probably take in $20000 or $25000 this year.

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

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