Complete Definition of "take in"

English

Verb
en-verb|inf=to take in|takes in|taking in|took in|taken in

  1. idiom To deceive; to hoodwink.
  2. To foster or adopt a child informally.
  3. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.

#:Try taking the skirt in a little around the waist.

  1. To absorb or comprehend.

#:The news is a lot to take in right now.

  1. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.

#: In hard times, some women would take in washing and others dressmaking repairs.

Translations
Swedish: ta in (3,4)

Category:English phrasal verbs

fr:take in
io:take in
it:take in

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