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

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