The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
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.
To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
Try taking the skirt in a little around the waist.