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English definition of “take sb in”

take sb in

[often passive] (DECEIVE) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
B2 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.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of take sb in (DECEIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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