take-in

1 of 2

noun

: an act of taking in especially by deceiving

take in

2 of 2

verb

took in; taken in; taking in; takes in

transitive verb

1
a
: to receive as a guest or lodger
b
: to give shelter to
c
: to take to a police station as a prisoner
2
: to draw into a smaller compass
take in the slack of a line
:
a
: to make (a garment) smaller by enlarging seams or tucks
b
: furl
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

Examples of take-in in a Sentence

Verb a fellow passenger on the cruise completely took me in when he claimed to be the owner of a major software company this report takes in all the latest information on the subject
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In the Seattle area, the Northwest Community Bail Fund’s annual take-in blew up from a mere $158,000 to about $5.7 million. Rob Kuznia, CNN, 21 Mar. 2023
Verb
Penalty kicks are worth three points, and drop kicks, which are taken in live play, are also worth three. Samuel O’Neal, Idaho Statesman, 7 June 2024 Here’s the outlook June 2, 2024 During his speech Wednesday, Guterres said new data show the maximum amount of CO2 the Earth’s atmosphere can take in order to limit long-term warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is around 200 billion tons. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for take-in 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1778, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of take-in was circa 1518

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Cite this Entry

“Take-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take-in. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

take in

verb
1
a
: to reduce the length of
take in a slack line
b
: to make smaller by enlarging seams or tucks
take in a coat
2
a
: to receive as a guest or resident
b
: to give shelter to
3
: to receive and do at home for pay
take in washing
4
: to include within fixed limits
the camp took in several acres
5
: attend sense 4
take in a movie
6
: to observe and think about so as to understand
paused to take the situation in
7
: to deceive so as to take advantage of
taken in by a hard luck story
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