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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 right now.
  1. To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
In hard times, some women would washing and others dressmaking repairs.

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