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Definition 1: make (clothes) smaller - [verb of change]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(take in is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

Definition 2: take into one's family - [verb of change]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

Definition 3: take up mentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) gain knowledge or skills

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

(... is a kind of take in ) receive into the mind and retain

"Imbibe ethical principles"

Definition 4: fool or hoax - [verb of communication]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • You can't fool me!

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) cause someone to believe an untruth

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

(... is a kind of take in ) tell false information to for fun

"Are you pulling my leg?"

Definition 5: serve oneself to, or consume regularly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take in ) eat human flesh

(... is a kind of take in ) take up as if with a sponge

(... is a kind of take in ) take a sample of

"Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

(... is a kind of take in ) fill to satisfaction

"I am sated"

(... is a kind of take in ) take in food; used of animals only

"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

(... is a kind of take in ) consume

"She didn't touch her food all night"

(... is a kind of take in ) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

(... is a kind of take in ) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

(... is a kind of take in ) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

(... is a kind of take in ) eat a meal; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls" "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

(... is a kind of take in ) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

(... is a kind of take in ) take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon

Definition 6: take up as if with a sponge - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

Definition 7: fold up - [verb of contact]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take in the sails

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) form into a cylinder by rolling

"Roll up the cloth"

(... is a kind of take in ) unite or merge with something already in existence

"incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case"

(... is a kind of take in ) take in coal

"The big ship coaled"

Definition 8: express willingness to have in one's home or environs - [verb of contact]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The community warmly received the refugees

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take in ) receive someone, as into one's house

(... is a kind of take in ) assimilate or take in

"The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

(... is a kind of take in ) receive as a specified guest

"the doctor will see you now" "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

(... is a kind of take in ) take up someone's soul into heaven

"This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven"

(... is a kind of take in ) admit as a member

"We were inducted into the honor society"

Definition 9: accept - [verb of contact]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cloth takes up the liquid

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

(... is a kind of take in ) take in fuel, as of a ship

"The tanker fueled in Bahrain"

Definition 10: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take in ) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

"Mop the hallway now" "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

(... is a kind of take in ) dry (ink) with blotting paper

(... is a kind of take in ) absorb as if with a sponge

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

Definition 11: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers - [verb of perception]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We overheard the conversation at the next table

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

(take in implies ...) hear with intention

"Listen to the sound of this cello"

(take in has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by hearing

"I didn't catch your name" "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

Definition 12: see or watch - [verb of perception]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of take in ) view the outline of by means of an X-ray

"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

(... is a kind of take in ) be a spectator in a sports event

(... is a kind of take in ) watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public

(take in has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"You have to be a good observer to see all the details" "Can you see the bird in that tree?" "He is blind--he cannot see"

Definition 13: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages - [verb of possession]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of take in ) bring in

"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

(... is a kind of take in ) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

(... is a kind of take in ) earn large sums of money

"Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"

(... is a kind of take in ) earn as a salary or wage

"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

(... is a kind of take in ) take money from an illegal transaction

(... is a kind of take in ) make a profit; gain money or materially

"The company has not profited from the merger"

(... is a kind of take in ) make by laborious and precarious means

"He eked out a living as a painter"

(take in has a similar meaning as ...) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

(take in has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 14: call for and obtain payment of - [verb of possession]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts
  • he collected the rent

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(take in is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of take in ) collect fees or profits

(... is a kind of take in ) collect funds for a specific purpose

"The President raised several million dollars for his college"

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take in the sights

(take in is a kind of ...) go to see a place, as for entertainment

"We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

Definition 16: provide with shelter - [verb of stative]

(take in is a kind of ...) provide housing for

"The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

Definition 17: suck or take up or in - [verb of weather]

Samples where take in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A black star absorbs all matter

Synonyms for take in in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take in ) attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

"The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"

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