take in

verb

Definition of take in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to receive as a guest or lodgerb :  to give shelter toc :  to take to a police station as a prisoner

  3. 2 :  to draw into a smaller compass take in the slack of a line:a :  to make (a garment) smaller by enlarging seams or tucksb :  furl

  4. 3 :  to receive as payment or proceeds

  5. 4 :  to receive (work) into one's house to be done for pay take in washing

  6. 5 :  to encompass within its limits

  7. 6a :  to include in an itineraryb :  attend take in a movie

  8. 7 :  to receive into the mind :  perceive took in the view

  9. 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 1518

First Known Use of take in

circa 1518



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