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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytake in
he/she/ittakes in
present participletaking in
past tensetook in
past participletaken in
  1. 1
    take in something to include something

    The book takes in the period between 1891 and Lenin’s death.

  2. 2
    to allow someone to stay in your house or your country

    refugees who were taken in during the war

    We decided to take in lodgers.

  3. 4
    [usually passive] to trick someone into believing something that is not true

    Don’t be taken in by their promises.

  4. 7
    to spend time looking at something

    We sat there taking in the scenery.

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