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Atatürk
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:39:11 PM

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He took in a play on Friday evening.

Does 'took' mean 'acted' in the above?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:45:15 PM

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No, this is phrasal 'to take in'.
To go out for the evening and experience a performance.
Often to include it in your trip.


Eg
I try to take in a Broadway show whever I visit New York.


Take in
Quote:
4 take something in, take in somethingVisit or attend a place or event in a casual way or on the way to another.

‘he'd maybe take in a movie, or just relax’
More example sentences
‘We even took in a movie, in French with Spanish subtitles!’
‘He was in town with his wife, and they took in a minor league ball game earlier in the day.’

https://www.lexico.com/definition/take_in

Take in
Quote:
6. PHRASAL VERB [no passive]
If you take in something such as a film or a museum, you go to see it.
[informal]
I was wondering if you might want to take in a movie with me this evening. [VERB PARTICLE noun]
[Also VERB noun PARTICLE]

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/take-in


To act in it would be to take part in a play.
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