Definition of Take In

  • (verb) make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
  • (verb) take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  • (verb) take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  • (verb) fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
  • (verb) serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  • (verb) take up as if with a sponge
  • (verb) fold up; "take in the sails"
  • (verb) express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
  • (verb) take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  • (verb) accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
  • (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"
  • (verb) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
  • (verb) call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
  • (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"
  • (verb) visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
  • (verb) provide with shelter
  • (verb) suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

Synonyms of Take In

No Antonyms Found.

Antonyms of Take In

No Antonyms Found.

Homophones of Take In

No Antonyms Found.

Common English words

A list of the most frequently used words in the English languge.

Longest English Words

Longest words in the Oxford Dictionary.