usage: the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
1. take in, house, put up, domiciliate
usage: provide with shelter
2. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, deceive, betray, lead astray
usage: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
3. absorb, take in
usage: suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
4. take in, visit, see
usage: visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
5. collect, take in, take
usage: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
6. watch, view, see, catch, take in, watch
usage: 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"
7. receive, take in, invite
usage: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
8. take in, gather in, roll up, furl
usage: fold up; "take in the sails"
9. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in, learn, larn, acquire
usage: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
10. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, get, acquire
usage: 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"
11. catch, take in, overhear, hear
usage: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"
12. take in, take up, receive, have
usage: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
13. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
usage: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
14. take in, sop up, suck in, take up, consume, ingest, take in, take, have
usage: take up as if with a sponge
15. consume, ingest, take in, take, have
usage: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
16. adopt, take in, take
usage: take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
17. take in, change, alter, vary
usage: make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"