|1.||[ verb ] (housing) provide with shelter|
|2.||[ verb ] fool or hoax|
|Synonyms:||gull dupe put_one_over cod befool put_on fool put_one_across slang|
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"
|Related terms:||deceive pull_the_leg_of chump victim fraud take-in|
|3.||[ verb ] (education) take up mentally|
|Synonyms:||absorb assimilate ingest|
"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
|Related terms:||learn imbibe assimilation acculturation|
|4.||[ verb ] see or watch|
|Synonyms:||see watch view catch|
"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"
|Related terms:||watch visualise preview spectate see view spectator watch seer|
|5.||[ verb ] call for and obtain payment of|
"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"
|Related terms:||take raise farm collector|
|6.||[ verb ] fold up, of sails|
|Related terms:||roll_up coal incorporate|
|7.||[ verb ] suck or take up or in|
"A black star absorbs all matter."
|Related terms:||emit suck absorption|
|8.||[ verb ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs|
"The community warmly received the refugees"
|Related terms:||see welcome absorb induct assume invitation|
|9.||[ verb ] visit for entertainment|
"take in the sights"
|10.||[ verb ] take in, also metaphorically|
|Synonyms:||absorb suck_up imbibe take_up sop_up soak_up draw suck|
"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"
|Related terms:||wipe_up blot sponge_up attract attract distract aspirate suck_in aspirate suck_in chump absorption sucking absorber|
|11.||[ verb ] accept|
"The cloth takes up the liquid"
|Related terms:||receive fuel|
|12.||[ verb ] serve oneself to, or consume regularly|
|Synonyms:||have take consume ingest|
"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
|Related terms:||abstain eat eat feed drink use smoke swallow drink sample hit satiate partake cannibalize sup drug consumption|
|13.||[ verb ] take into one's family|
"They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
|Related terms:||take adoptee|
|14.||[ verb ] hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers|
"We overheard the conversation at the next table"
|Related terms:||hear catch listen|
|15.||[ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages|
|Synonyms:||earn make bring_in realize gain realise pull_in clear|
"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"
|Related terms:||get yield profit eke_out gross rake_off rake_in take_home make net|
|16.||[ verb ] take up as if with a sponge|
|Synonyms:||suck_in take_up sop_up|
|17.||[ verb ] make (clothes) smaller|
"Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
|Related terms:||let_out change|