More definitions of "take in":
- (verb): Take into one's family.
- (verb): Visit for entertainment.
Example: "Take in the sights"
- (verb): Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.
Synonyms: gain, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
- (verb): Fool or hoax.
Synonyms: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, put one over, put one across
- (verb): Provide with shelter.
- (verb): Take in, also metaphorically.
Synonyms: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take up
- (verb): Call for and obtain payment of.
- (verb): Fold up.
Example: "Take in the sails"
Synonyms: gather in
- (verb): Suck or take up or in.
- (verb): Make (clothes) smaller.
Example: "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
Famous quotes containing the word take:
“Calms appear, when Storms are past;
Love will have his Hour at last:
Nature is my kindly Care;
Mars destroys, and I repair;
Take me, take me, while you may,
Venus comes not evry Day.”
—John Dryden (16311700)