vb. 1 (lb en transitive) To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home. 2 (lb en transitive) To receive (goods) into one's home for the purpose of processing for a fee. 3 To subscribe to home delivery of. 4 (lb en transitive) To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller. 5 (lb en transitive climbing) To tighten (a belaying rope). (qualifier: Also ''take up''.) 6 (lb en transitive) To absorb or comprehend. 7 To attend a showing of. 8 To deceive; to hoodwink.
v. provide with shelter
visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent" [syn: collect]
fold up; "take in the sails" [syn: gather in]
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" [syn: gain, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in]
accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid" [syn: take up]
take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua" [syn: adopt]
make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight" [ant: let out]