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Meaning of take in
1. (v) make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I''ve lost weight"
2. (v) take into one''s family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
3. (v) take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
4. (v) fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can''t fool me!"
5. (v) serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
6. (v) take up as if with a sponge
7. (v) fold up; "take in the sails"
8. (v) express willingness to have in one''s home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
9. (v) take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"
10. (v) accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
11. (v) 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"
12. (v) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
13. (v) call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
14. (v) 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 ,000 each month"
15. (v) visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
16. (v) provide with shelter
17. (v) suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
 

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