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English verb: take in

1. take in (stative) provide with shelter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)domiciliate, house, put up

2. take in (communication) fool or hoax


SamplesThe immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone.
You can't fool me!.


Synonymsbefool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray


Narrower (hyponym)kid, pull the leg of

3. take in (weather) suck or take up or in


SamplesA black star absorbs all matter.


Synonymsabsorb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)suck, suck in


Antonymsgive out, emit, give off

4. take in (social) visit for entertainment


SamplesTake in the sights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)see, visit

5. take in (possession) call for and obtain payment of


SamplesWe collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts.
He collected the rent.


Synonymscollect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)farm, raise

6. take in (perception) see or watch


SamplesView a show on television.
This program will be seen all over the world.
View an exhibition.
Catch a show on Broadway.
See a movie.


ExamplesSam and Sue take in the movie


Synonymscatch, see, view, watch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)watch


Narrower (hyponym)preview, spectate, visualise, visualize


Verb groupsee

7. take in (contact) express willingness to have in one's home or environs


SamplesThe community warmly received the refugees.


ExamplesSam cannot take in Sue


Synonymsinvite, receive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, assume, induct, see, welcome

8. take in (contact) fold up


SamplesTake in the sails.


Synonymsgather in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furl, roll up


Narrower (hyponym)coal, incorporate

9. take in (cognition) take up mentally


SamplesHe absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe.


Synonymsabsorb, assimilate, ingest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, larn, learn


Narrower (hyponym)imbibe

10. take in (possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages


SamplesHow 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.


ExamplesThey take in the money


Synonymsbring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring home, eke out, gross, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield


Verb groupclear, make, net, sack, sack up

11. take in (perception) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers


SamplesWe overheard the conversation at the next table.


Synonymscatch, overhear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)hear


Entaillisten


Verb groupcatch, get

12. take in (contact) accept


SamplesThe cloth takes up the liquid.


Synonymstake up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, receive


Narrower (hyponym)fuel

13. take in (contact) take in, also metaphorically


SamplesThe sponge absorbs water well.
She drew strength from the minister's words.


Synonymsabsorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

14. take in (consumption) take up as if with a sponge


Synonymssop up, suck in, take up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

15. take in (consumption) serve oneself to, or consume regularly


SamplesHave another bowl of chicken soup!.
I don't take sugar in my coffee.


ExamplesThey take in more bread


Synonymsconsume, have, ingest, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)booze, cannibalise, cannibalize, do drugs, drink, drink, drug, eat, eat, eat, feed, fill, fuddle, get down, habituate, hit, imbibe, partake, replete, sample, sate, satiate, smoke, sop up, suck in, sup, swallow, take in, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, use


Antonymsdesist, abstain, refrain

16. take in (change) take into one's family


SamplesThey adopted two children from Nicaragua.


Synonymsadopt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)take

17. take in (change) make (clothes) smaller


SamplesPlease take in this skirt--I've lost weight.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary


Antonymswiden, let out









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