What does take in mean?

Definitions for take in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. take-in(verb)

    the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone

  2. take in(verb)

    provide with shelter

  3. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

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

  4. absorb, take in(verb)

    suck or take up or in

    "A black star absorbs all matter"

  5. take in(verb)

    visit for entertainment

    "take in the sights"

  6. collect, take in(verb)

    call for and obtain payment of

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

  7. watch, view, see, catch, take in(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"

  8. receive, take in, invite(verb)

    express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    "The community warmly received the refugees"

  9. take in, gather in(verb)

    fold up

    "take in the sails"

  10. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in(verb)

    take up mentally

    "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

  11. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in(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"

  12. catch, take in, overhear(verb)

    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

    "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

  13. take in, take up(verb)


    "The cloth takes up the liquid"

  14. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)

    take in, also metaphorically

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

  15. take in, sop up, suck in, take up(verb)

    take up as if with a sponge

  16. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

  17. adopt, take in(verb)

    take into one's family

    "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

  18. take in(verb)

    make (clothes) smaller

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


  1. take in(Verb)

    To deceive; to hoodwink.

  2. take in(Verb)

    To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.

  3. take in(Verb)

    To absorb or comprehend.

  4. take in(Verb)

    To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.

  5. take in(Verb)

    To subscribe to home delivery of.

  6. take in(Verb)

    To attend a showing of.

Anagrams for take in »

  1. intake

  2. Kantei


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take in in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eileen Bachemin:

    I get bogged down and can't take in any information.

  2. P.K. Hallinan:

    It's not what I take in that fills me, but what I give out.

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    I expect to see the U.S. will take in even more going forward.

  4. Henry Boye:

    The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.

  5. Janet Sitzmann:

    I had a limited number of steps I could take in one day, and I really guarded them.

Images & Illustrations of take in

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