Take-in definitions

tāk'ĭn'
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
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A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
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To take in is to observe, absorb or learn something.

An example of take in is when you look around you and perceive all the sites and sounds of Manhattan.

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(idiomatic) To deceive; to hoodwink.
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To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.

Try taking the skirt in a little around the waist.

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To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.

Take in a stray cat.

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The news is a lot to take in right now.

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To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.

In hard times, some women would take in washing and others dressmaking repairs.

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To attend a showing of.

Take in a show.

Take in a movie.

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