take in (2)
Meaning: to fully understand something you hear or readSynonym: grasp, comprehend, understand
- take sth in I had to read the article a second time to really take it all in. It wasn't easy to understand.
- take in sth She nodded as if she understood, but she wasn't really taking in much of what he was saying.
Professor Dumbledore's lectures are very interesting, but to take everything in you'll need to