intake


intake
noun
1 amount of food/drink taken into the body
ADJECTIVE
high
moderate
low
increased
total
excessive
adequate
normal
average
recommended
daily

your recommended daily intake of vitamin C

regular
dietary, nutritional
caloric (esp. AmE), calorie
alcohol, calcium, carbohydrate, energy, fat, fibre/fiber, fluid, food, nutrient (esp. AmE), oxygen, protein, salt, sugar, vitamin, water
VERB + INTAKE
have

Make sure you have a balanced intake of vitamins A, B, C and D.

maintain

You should maintain a low intake of fat.

boost, increase, raise
control, watch

You need to watch your alcohol intake.

cut, cut down, cut down on, decrease, limit, lower, reduce, restrict

One of the best ways to get to your ideal size is to cut fat intake right down.

2 number of students in a year
ADJECTIVE
high
low
balanced (BrE)

The government should be promoting a balanced intake of students for every school.

new
annual (esp. BrE)
graduate (BrE), student
VERB + INTAKE
have

The school has an annual intake of 20 to 30.

3 where liquid/air enters a machine
ADJECTIVE
air, water
VERB + INTAKE
block, clog, clog up

Algae has clogged the intake to the water turbine.

4 of breath
ADJECTIVE
quick, sharp

She gave a sharp intake of breath.

VERB + INTAKE
give
hear
PHRASES
an intake of breath

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • intake — [in′tāk΄] n. 1. the act or process of taking in 2. the amount or thing taken in 3. the place at which a fluid is taken into a pipe, channel, etc. [a sewer intake] 4. a narrowing; an abrupt lessening in breadth 5. Mech. the amount of energy taken… …   English World dictionary

  • intake — index receipt (act of receiving), revenue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intake — (n.) c.1800, place where water is taken into a channel or pipe, from IN (Cf. in) + TAKE (Cf. take). Meaning act of taking in (food, breath, etc.) is first attested 1808 …   Etymology dictionary

  • intakė — sf. Rtr žr. antukys …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • intake — ► NOUN 1) an amount or quantity taken in. 2) an act of taking in. 3) a location or structure through which something is taken in …   English terms dictionary

  • Intake — An intake , or especially for aircraft inlet, is an air intake for an engine. Because the modern internal combustion engine is in essence a powerful air pump, like the exhaust system on an engine, the intake must be carefully engineered and tuned …   Wikipedia

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