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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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