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2 definitions found
 for take in
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, take in, put
         one over, put one across]
      3: suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
         [syn: absorb, take in] [ant: emit, give off, give
         out]
      4: visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
      5: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million
         dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent" [syn:
         collect, take in]
      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, take in]
      7: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The
         community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive,
         take in, invite]
      8: fold up; "take in the sails" [syn: take in, gather in]
      9: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of
         his tribe" [syn: absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in]
      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, take in, 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,
          take in, overhear]
      12: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid" [syn: take in,
          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 in, take up]
      14: take up as if with a sponge [syn: take in, 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 in, take, have] [ant:
          abstain, desist, refrain]
      16: take into one's family; "They adopted two children from
          Nicaragua" [syn: adopt, take in]
      17: make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've
          lost weight" [ant: let out, widen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  375 Moby Thesaurus words for "take in":
     abbreviate, abridge, absorb, abstract, accept, accouple,
     accumulate, acquire, admit, adsorb, affect, agglutinate, amass,
     appear, appreciate, apprehend, arrest, articulate, assemble,
     assimilate, assister, associate, assume, attend, bamboozle, band,
     barge in, be admitted, be at, be present at, be with one, beguile,
     behold, betray, blot, blot up, bluff, bob, boil down, bond,
     bracket, break in, breeze in, bridge, bridge over, bring, burst in,
     bust in, cajole, call for, capsulize, capture, carry, catch,
     catch on, catch sight of, cement, chain, cheat on, chemisorb,
     chemosorb, circumvent, clap eyes on, clap together, clip, collar,
     collect, combine, come barging in, come breezing in,
     come busting in, come by, come in, come in for, come to, compass,
     complete, comprehend, compress, comprise, concatenate, conceive,
     condense, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, conjure, connect,
     consume, contain, contract, copulate, count in, couple, cover,
     creep in, crop, cross the threshold, crowd in, curtail, cut,
     cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, deceive, delude,
     derive, derive from, descry, devour, diddle, dig, digest, discern,
     discover, dispatch, dispose of, distinguish, do, dock,
     double-cross, down, drag down, draw, draw from, drink, drink in,
     drink up, drop in, dupe, eat up, edge in, elide, embody, embrace,
     encircle, enclose, encompass, engross, entail, enter, environ,
     envisage, epitomize, espy, extend, eye, fathom, fill, fill in,
     fill out, filter in, flimflam, follow, foreshorten, forestall,
     four-flush, gain, gain admittance, gammon, gape, gather, get,
     get an earful, get around, get away with, get down, get hold of,
     get in, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture,
     give an entree, glimpse, glue, go, go in, go into, go out, go to,
     grab, grasp, gull, have, have an entree, have an in,
     have coming in, have in sight, have it taped, hear, hear of,
     hear tell of, hoax, hocus-pocus, hold, hop in, hornswaggle, humbug,
     imbibe, immit, implicate, imply, include, incorporate, infiltrate,
     ingest, insert, intromit, intrude, involve, irrupt, jam in, join,
     juggle, jump in, ken, knot, know, lay eyes on, lay together,
     lead to, league, learn, let down, let in, lie, link, look at,
     look in, look on, look upon, lump together, make out, marry,
     marshal, mass, master, merge, mobilize, mock, mow, nab, nip,
     notice, number among, observe, obtain, occupy, ogle, osmose,
     outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overhear, overreach,
     pack in, pair, perceive, percolate in, pick out, pick up,
     piece together, pigeon, play one false, poll, pollard, pop in,
     press in, presume, presuppose, prune, pull down, push in, put away,
     put in, put something over, put together, put under arrest, range,
     reach, reach out, read, reap, recap, recapitulate, receive,
     reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, recognize, reduce, require,
     retrench, roll into one, run, run in, savvy, secure, see, seep in,
     seize, seize the meaning, sense, set foot in, shave, shear,
     shorten, show up, sight, sit in, slip in, slurp up, snow, snub,
     soak in, soak up, solder, sorb, span, splice, sponge, spot, spread,
     spy, squeeze in, step in, stick together, straddle, stretch,
     stretch out, string along, stunt, subsume, sum up, summarize,
     surround, swallow, sweep, swill up, synopsize, take, take down,
     take into account, take into consideration, take into custody,
     take on, take over, take prisoner, take up, tape, telescope,
     throw open to, thrust in, thrust out, tie, trick, trim, truncate,
     tuck in, turn up, twig, two-time, understand, unify, unite, view,
     visit, watch, wedge in, weld, witness, work in, yoke
  
  

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