take-in

noun \ ˈtā-ˌkin \

Definition of take-in

: an act of taking in especially by deceiving

First Known Use of take-in

1778


take in

verb

Definition of take 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 : 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

First Known Use of take in

circa 1518


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