■ take in

■ take in
■ take in
v. t. + avv.
1 portare (o mettere) dentro; accompagnare dentro; fare entrare in casa; arrestare: We'd better take the hay in, sarebbe bene portare dentro il fieno; Take the lady in, accompagna la signora dentro!
2 accogliere; prendere in casa; ospitare; prendere (q.) a pensione: to take in an orphan, prendere in casa un orfano; to take in travellers, ospitare viandanti
3 prendere (lavoro) a domicilio: to take in sewing, prendere lavoro di cucito da fare a casa
4 assumere, prendere (fam.) (dipendenti e sim.)
5 comprendere; includere; ricoprire (fig.): The Roman Empire once took in most of the known world, un tempo l'impero romano comprendeva la maggior parte del mondo allora conosciuto; This tour takes in a visit to the Vatican Museums, questo tour include una visita ai Musei Vaticani
6 osservare; esaminare; guardare con attenzione; studiare (fig.): The boy took in the scene with great interest, il ragazzo ha osservato la scena con grande interesse
7 assimilare; assorbire (fig.); bere (fam.): to take in new ideas, assimilare idee nuove; to take in sb.'s lies, bere le fandonie dette da q.
8 comprendere; intendere; capire; afferrare: I cannot take in what he is saying, non afferro (o non riesco a capire) quello che sta dicendo
9 stringere; restringere (un indumento): This skirt needs taking in at the waist, questa gonna va ristretta in vita
10 ricevere regolarmente (una pubblicazione); essere abbonato a: We take in «The Times», siamo abbonati al «Times»
11 imbrogliare; ingannare; fregare (fam.): The old man was taken in by the two conmen, l'anziano è stato ingannato dai due imbroglioni
12 (naut.) ammainare (le vele); ridurre (la velatura)
13 (fam. USA) visitare, vedere (una mostra e sim.) □ (naut.) to take in ballast, imbarcare zavorra; zavorrare □ to take in a breath of fresh air, respirare un po' d'aria fresca □ to take in a false statement, prestar fede a una dichiarazione falsa □ to take in a play, vedere una commedia; andare a teatro □ (naut.) to take in a reef, prendere un terzarolo □ (naut.) to take in stores, rifornirsi di provviste; imbarcare viveri □ (naut.) to take in water, imbarcare acqua.

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