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take inphrasal verb
- 1 to allow someone to stay in your home to take in roommates He was homeless, so we took him in.
- 2[often passive] to make someone believe something that is not true synonym deceive She took me in completely with her story. Don't be taken in by his charm—he's ruthless.
- 1to absorb something into the body, for example by breathing or swallowing Fish take in oxygen through their gills. related noun intake
- 2to make a piece of clothing narrower or tighter This dress needs to be taken in at the waist. opposite let out
- 3[no passive] to include or cover something The tour takes in six European capitals. Her lecture took in all the recent developments in the subject.
- 4[no passive] to go to see or visit something such as a movie I generally take in a show when I'm in New York.
- 5to take notice of something with your eyes He took in every detail of her appearance. She took in the scene at a glance.
- 6to understand or remember something that you hear or read Halfway through the chapter I realized I hadn't taken anything in.