Meaning of “take sb in” in the English Dictionary

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"take sb in" in British English

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take sb in

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


to take care of someone and provide a place in your home for them:

Several families took in foreign students.


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.


UK US bring in 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.

(Definition of “take sb in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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