take-in

noun
\ ˈtā-ˌkin How to pronounce take-in (audio) \

Definition of take-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of taking in especially by deceiving

take in

verb
took in; taken in; taking in; takes in

Definition of take in (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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
6a : 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

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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

First Known Use of take-in

Noun

1778, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of take-in was circa 1518

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“Take-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take-in. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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