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take in
v. make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
take in, adopt
v. take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
take in, ingest, assimilate, absorb
v. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
put one across, put one over, take in, put on, cod, befool, fool, slang, dupe, gull
v. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
take in, have, take, ingest, consume
v. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
take up, suck in, sop up, take in
v. take up as if with a sponge
gather in, take in
v. fold up; "take in the sails"
take in, receive, invite
v. express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
take up, take in
v. accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
take in, collect
v. call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
take in
v. visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
take in
v. provide with shelter
take in, absorb
v. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
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souse, sop, soak, dowse, douse, drench
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
imbue, soak
v. fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
become soaked, sop
v. be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
mislead, misinform
v. give false or misleading information to
wipe out, run through, use up, eat up, exhaust, deplete, eat, consume
v. use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
v. partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
bolt, gobble
v. eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
revel, enjoy, delight
v. take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
guttle, pig, raven, devour
v. eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches"
metabolise, metabolize
v. produce by metabolism
v. utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly; "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"
v. swallow hastily
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
v. soak up with a sponge
get under one's skin, get
v. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
v. dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
v. submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
v. practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
partake in, share, partake
v. have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
espouse, follow, adopt
v. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
v. give preference to one creditor over another
v. draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
get hold of, take
v. get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
get hold of, take
v. get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
deflect, distract
v. draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
take away
v. take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents"
have, take, accept
v. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
let out, widen
v. make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
desist, refrain, abstain
v. choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
drive home, deliver
v. carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left"
v. issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"
give off, give out, emit
v. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
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