take (someone or something) into (something or some place)

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take (someone or something) into (something or some place)

1. To move or bring someone or something into the inside of something or some place. Everyone at the pool took their kids into the changing rooms while the thunder storm passed by. I'll take it into my workshop for the night.
2. To provide someone or something with lodging or accommodation, especially in one's own home. The hotel has been taking homeless families into its unused rooms during the winter months. You need to stop bringing so many rescue animals into the house—I appreciate your intentions, but we simply don't have the space!
3. To transfer someone or something into a new or changed condition, state, or situation. Federal agents took the congressman into custody after the video tape emerged of him accepting bribes. We'll take your statement into consideration.
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take something into some place

 and take something in
to carry something into a place. Fred took the birthday cake into the dining room. Liz took in the cake for us.
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take into

1. To move something to the interior of something: We took the boxes into the garage.
2. To have someone or something live or lodge in one's house: We took three kittens into our home.
3. To change the state or condition of something or someone: The sudden gust of wind took the airplane into a tailspin. The sheriff took the suspect into custody.
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American Talley Sjoberg Varney takes us into her 'potions room' to explain why aromatherapy matters.
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Kolin takes us into soup kitchens, the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the ghettos in Watts and Cabrini Green, the run-down nursing homes, the land of "drought-baked" Somalia, and--through each scene--into the human condition.
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In Heike Hasenauer's piece "Righting the Wrongs of Abu Gharib" she takes us into the process of how the Army set about finding out what happened in the prison.
Stabenow takes us into a distinct culture, pays tremendous homage to the nature and wildlife of Alaska, and crafts a skillful who-done-it.
Roland Kelts takes us into this fight world this month (Japan's Fight Club, page 14) and shows us why fashionable young Japanese women scream at the top of their lungs for the likes of Hoost and LeBanner.
Playwright Becky Mode takes us into the cruddy town-house basement of a four-star restaurant on the upper east side of Manhattan where a lowly resevations clerk fields calls all day from 17 varieties of hyterics, tourists, and VVVIPs who just have to be a table tonight at the trendies eatery in town.