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I have a question about the usage of the verb phrase "take in" here:
"Gazing about me, I took in the details of the people surrounding me in the courtyard of a Russian Orthodox church"
I checked this dictionary and none of the definitions for "take in" seems to fit the usage. Could the example sentence be poorly written?
take something in
5 ... to take notice of something with your eyes
• He took in every detail of her appearance.
── quoted from the dictionary mentioned in the above post.
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