take-in

[ teyk-in ]
/ ˈteɪkˌɪn /

noun Informal.

a deception, fraud, or imposition.

Nearby words

  1. take with a grain of slat,
  2. take-all,
  3. take-along,
  4. take-charge,
  5. take-home pay,
  6. take-no-prisoners,
  7. take-up,
  8. take-up reel,
  9. takeaway,
  10. takeback

Origin of take-in

First recorded in 1770–80; noun use of verb phrase take in

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Examples from the Web for take-in

  • Ah, signora mia, what a take-in You saw my father-in-law at the time of our wedding.

    The Law Inevitable|Louis Couperus