\ ˈtā-ˌkin \

Definition of take-in 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of taking in especially by deceiving

take 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


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


1778, in the meaning defined above


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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