Origin of take-in
How to use take-in in a sentence
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.
Clickbait title notwithstanding, Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
British Dictionary definitions for take-in
Other Idioms and Phrases with take-in
Admit, receive as a guest or employee, as in They offered to take in two of the orphaned children. [First half of 1500s]
Reduce in size, make smaller or shorter, as in I've lost some weight so I'll have to take in my clothes. [Early 1500s]
Include or constitute, as in This list takes in all the members, past and present. [Mid-1600s]
Understand, as in I couldn't take in all that French dialogue in the movie. [Second half of 1600s]
Deceive, swindle, as in That alleged fundraiser took me in completely. [First half of 1700s]
Look at thoroughly, as in We want to take in all the sights. [First half of 1700s]
Accept work to be done at home, as in His grandmother took in washing to support her children. [First half of 1800s]
Receive as proceeds, as in We had a good audience; how much did we take in? [Late 1800s] Also see the following entries beginning with take in.