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Phrasal Verbs

take in (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb take in (2)

Meaning: to fully understand something you hear or read

Synonym: grasp, comprehend, understand

For example:

  • 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.

Quick Quiz:

Professor Dumbledore's lectures are very interesting, but to take everything in you'll need to

a. register early

b. concentrate hard

c. be checked by security

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