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    taken in

    Hello, teachers.
    I have a question about "taken in" in the following sentence.

    I hate to see those horrid glasses taken in after your supper.

    The daughter of a landlady says this to a lodger who has taken to drinking. I am not sure what "taken in" means. The landlady seems to wash the dishes after the lodgers' supper, so I guess it may mean "glasses taken into the kitchen". Is my interpretation correct?

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    Re: taken in

    Quote Originally Posted by imchongjun View Post
    Hello, teachers.
    I have a question about "taken in" in the following sentence.

    I hate to see those horrid glasses taken in after your supper.

    The daughter of a landlady says this to a lodger who has taken to drinking. I am not sure what "taken in" means. The landlady seems to wash the dishes after the lodgers' supper, so I guess it may mean "glasses taken into the kitchen". Is my interpretation correct?

    Take in means here you glance it

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    #3

    Re: taken in

    Thank you, moniza, for your comment. Yes, it must be as you say!!


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    Re: taken in

    After a meal, the men will withdraw to the sitting area/lounge and drink port, or whatever. The glasses of port will be poured in the bar area, and taken in/carried on a tray into the room where the men are sitting. She sees the glasses being taken in, which means now the lodger is going to start drinking...and apparently, going to over-imbibe!

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