1. To be able to take in, as of liquids; SYN. suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up.
2. To become imbued; of liquids, light, or gases, in chemistry.
3. To cause to become one with
4. To engage or engross wholly; SYN. engross, engage, occupy.
5. To suck or take up or in; SYN. take in.
6. To take up, as of debts or payments; SYN. take over.
7. To take up, as of knowledge or beliefs; SYN. assimilate, ingest, take in.
1. To attract or elicit; SYN. fetch, pull, pull in, draw, draw in.
2. To be attractive to; SYN. appeal.
3. To direct toward itself or oneself; SYN. pull, pull in, draw in.
1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm.
ETYM French enchaîner; pref. en- (Latin in) chaîne chain. Related to Chain, Incatenation.
To restrain or bind with chains.
To restrain with fetters; SYN. shackle.
1. To tie or restrain the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.
2. (Figurative) To bind or confine so as to prevent or hinder action; to impede; to cumber.
3. To join by a link or chain (such as railroad cars).
1. To entangle, as in a net; to catch.
2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
To fasten with a rivet or rivets.