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English definition of “take sth in”

take sth in

(WORK) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to do paid work for other people, such as washing or sewing, in your home: She supported her family by taking in laundry.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
(Definition of take sth in (WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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