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take in

transitive verb

Definition of take in

  1. 1 :  to draw into a smaller compass <take in the slack of a line>:a :  furlb :  to make (a garment) smaller by enlarging seams or tucks

  2. 2a :  to receive as a guest or lodgerb :  to give shelter toc :  to take to a police station as a prisoner

  3. 3 :  to receive as payment or proceeds

  4. 4 :  to receive (work) into one's house to be done for pay <take in washing>

  5. 5 :  to encompass within its limits

  6. 6a :  to include in an itineraryb :  attend <take in a movie>

  7. 7 :  to receive into the mind :  perceive <took in the view>

  8. 8 :  deceive, dupe



Examples of take in in a sentence

  1. <a fellow passenger on the cruise completely took me in when he claimed to be the owner of a major software company>

  2. <this report takes in all the latest information on the subject>



Circa 1515

First Known Use of take in

circa 1515



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