The word take has multiple meanings, and I don't understand what does "take" mean in sentence below:
He takes it all in with a practiced eye, and feels unaccountably weary.
- Could you tell me please what the meaning of take is here?
And Could you please tell me what the relationship between this sentence and following phrase "and feels unaccountably weary" is?
Note: David is a defense attorney.
The full text is:
David squats down and studies the body without touching it, a grimness taking hold of him. Finally he says, “She’s been dead for a while. She must have fallen in the middle of the night.” He wonders aloud, “Why would she have been out of her room?” He’s noted the terrible gash on the side of her head, the blood on the edge of the bottom step. He takes it all in with a practiced eye, and feels unaccountably weary.
An Unwanted Guest By Shari Lapena