take in

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

take in

transitive verb

Definition of TAKE IN

1
:  to draw into a smaller compass <take in the slack of a line>:
a :  furl
b :  to make (a garment) smaller by enlarging seams or tucks
2
a :  to receive as a guest or lodger
b :  to give shelter to
c :  to take to a police station as a prisoner
3
:  to receive as payment or proceeds
4
:  to receive (work) into one's house to be done for pay <take in washing>
5
:  to encompass within its limits
6
a :  to include in an itinerary
b :  attend <take in a movie>
7
:  to receive into the mind :  perceive <took in the view>
8
:  deceive, dupe

Examples of TAKE IN

  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>

First Known Use of TAKE IN

circa 1515

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