- 1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (give home to) [orphan] recoger*; [lodger] alojar 1.2 (do) she takes in washing es lavandera, lava para afuera (CS) 1.3 (grasp, register) [impressions/information] asimilar she explained it so fast I couldn't take it all in lo explicó tan rápido que no lo pude asimilar todo he looked around taking in every detail miró a su alrededor captando todos los detalles or sin perderse ni un detalle he didn't take in what was happening no se dio cuenta de lo que estaba pasando 1.4 (make narrower) [dress/waist] meterle or tomarle a 1.5 (insert) [corrections/amendments] incluir*
- 2v + o + adv (deceive) engañar I'm not taken in by it a mí no me engaña many people were taken in by his apparent sincerity su aparente sinceridad engañó a muchos
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.