take sb in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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take sb in

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

take sb in (CARE FOR)

to take ​care of someone and ​provide a ​place in ​yourhome for them: Several ​families took in ​foreignstudents.

take sb in (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.

take sb in (POLICE)

UK (US bring in) If the ​police take you in, they take you to the ​policestation: Detectives on the ​murderinquiry have taken in a new ​suspect for ​questioning.
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