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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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