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take sb in

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)

(CARE FOR)

to take care of someone and provide a place in your home for them: Several families take in foreign students.

(DECEIVE)

B2 [often passive] to cause someone to believe something that is not true, or to trick or deceive someone: I can't believe she was taken in by him.

(POLICE)

If the police take you in, they take you to the police station: Detectives on the murder inquiry have taken in a new suspect for questioning.
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