take sth in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “take sth in” in the English Dictionary

"take sth in" in British English

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take sth in

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

take sth in (UNDERSTAND)

C2 to ​understandcompletely the ​meaning or ​importance of something: I had to ​read the ​lettertwice before I could take it all in. It was an ​interestingexhibition, but there was too much to take in at ​once.
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take sth in (INCLUDE)

UK to ​include something: The new ​towntakes in three ​formervillages.

take sth in (MONEY)

mainly US (US usually take) to ​receivemoney from ​sales or as ​payment for ​entrance to an ​event: The show took in an ​astonishing $100,000 in ​its first ​week.

take sth in (WATCH)

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

take sth in (CLOTHES)

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

take sth in (WORK)

to do ​paidwork for other ​people, such as ​washing or ​sewing, in ​yourhome: She ​supported her ​family by taking in ​laundry.
(Definition of take sth in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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take sth in

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
to ​include something: A comprehensive ​carbontax that took in other ​fuels, such as coal, would be much ​greener than just ​petroltaxes. These ​figures are ​open to ​dispute because they take in the entire UK ​holidaybusiness.
US COMMERCE to receive ​money from ​sales or as ​payment for something: Worldwide, the film took in $230 million in its first ​weekend.
(Definition of take sth in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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