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