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take in


1 take in

Provide with shelter.

2 take in

Fool or hoax.

synonyms: befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Dutch: bedotten, beetnemen, foppen, inlappen

3 take in

Suck or take up or in.

synonym: absorb.

Dutch: absorberen, bezighouden, in beslag nemen

4 take in

Visit for entertainment.

5 take in

Call for and obtain payment of.

synonym: collect.

Dutch: beuren, incasseren, innen, opstrijken, toucheren, vangen

6 take in

See or watch.

synonyms: catch, see, view, watch.

7 take in

Express willingness to have in one's home or environs.

synonyms: invite, receive.

Dutch: uitnodigen

8 take in

Fold up:
— Take in the sails.

synonym: gather in.

9 take in

Take up mentally.

synonyms: absorb, assimilate, ingest.

Roget 296: give entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree; introduce, intromit; usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, ... show more

10 take in

Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.

synonyms: bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize.

Roget 54: be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of; consist of, be resolved into.    include etc. (in a class) 76; contain, hold, comprehend, take in, ... show more

Dutch: doen, opbrengen, verdienen

11 take in

Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.

synonyms: catch, overhear.

Dutch: afluisteren, luistervinken

12 take in


synonym: take up.

13 take in

Take in, also metaphorically.

synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take up.

14 take in

Take up as if with a sponge.

synonyms: sop up, suck in, take up.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

15 take in

Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.

synonyms: consume, have, ingest, take.

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Roget 518: be intelligible etc. adj.; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.    render intelligible etc. adj.; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate ... show more

16 take in

Take into one's family.

synonym: adopt.

17 take in

Make (clothes) smaller.

Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, absorb, abstract, accept, accouple, accumulate, acquire, admit, adsorb, affect, agglutinate, amass, appear, appreciate, apprehend, arrest, articulate, assemble, assimilate ... show more.

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