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take in

Translation of take in in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (give home to) [orphan] recoger*; [lodger] alojar 1.2 (do) she takes in washing es lavandera, lava para afuera (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) 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*
  • 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (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
  • 3verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 3.1 (include) [areas/topics] incluir*, abarcar* 3.2 (visit) visitar, incluir* ([ en el recorrido ]) on the way back we took in Alsace (en el camino) de regreso visitamos Alsacia
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