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take sth in

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

(UNDERSTAND)

C2 to understand completely the meaning or importance of something: I had to read the letter twice before I could take it all in. It was an interesting exhibition, but there was too much to take in at once.
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(INCLUDE)

to include something: The new town takes in three former villages.

(WATCH)

mainly US to go to watch a film or performance, or to visit a place such as a museum: I thought we might get something to eat and then take in a movie.

(CLOTHES)

to make a piece of clothing narrower, by changing the position of some of the stitches joining it together: I'll have to take this dress in at the waist - it's too big.

(WORK)

to do paid work for other people, such as washing or sewing, in your home: She supported her family by taking in laundry.
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