take in = make narrower
- I have lost weight and none of my old clothes fit me any more. I have to take them all in.
- My mum will take the skirt in a bit. It is too wide at the waist.
- These trousers are not tight enough like I wanted them. I need to take them in a bit.
- This was my sister's dress and she is not as thin as I am. I need to take it in a couple of inches.