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    Hi,

    I have this sentence:

    "Don't be taken ...... by her apparent shyness."
    I have to put something instead of the dots.

    The choices are these:
    a) out on b) off c) out d) in e) with

    This is really confusing I'd say it's either "off" or "out", but I have never heard these words used in this context and can't find the answer in any dictionaries :(

    Help, please?

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    Default Re: taken .....

    If you are taken in by something/someone, you are fooled/deceived.

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    I would have never guessed!

    Thank you very much! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Dead View Post
    I would have never guessed!
    Don't worry about that. It is often impossible for learners to guess the meanings of phrasal verbs. You either know them or you don't. You happen not to have come across that one before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Don't worry about that. It is often impossible for learners to guess the meanings of phrasal verbs. You either know them or you don't. You happen not to have come across that one before.
    take in
    5. To deceive or swindle: was taken in by a confidence artist.

    take in - definition of take in by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    While it's true that it might be impossible to guess the answer, it is certainly possible to research it.

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