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take-in

[teyk-in] /ˈteɪkˌɪn/
noun, Informal.
1.
a deception, fraud, or imposition.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; noun use of verb phrase take in
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British Dictionary definitions for take-in

take in

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to comprehend or understand
2.
to include or comprise his thesis takes in that point
3.
to receive into one's house in exchange for payment to take in washing, take in lodgers
4.
to make (an article of clothing, etc) smaller by altering seams
5.
to include the tour takes in the islands as well as the mainland
6.
(informal) to cheat or deceive
7.
to go to; visit let's take in a movie tonight
noun
8.
(informal) the act or an instance of cheating or deceiving
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