from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Imposition; fraud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deception; fraud; imposition.
- n. Hence The person cheating: as, he is a humbug and a take-in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. suck or take up or in
- v. visit for entertainment
- v. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
- v. see or watch
- v. express willingness to have in one's home or environs
- v. serve oneself to, or consume regularly
- v. take into one's family
- v. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
- v. take up mentally
- v. fool or hoax
- v. take up as if with a sponge
- v. fold up
- v. call for and obtain payment of
- v. make (clothes) smaller
- v. take in, also metaphorically
- v. provide with shelter
- v. accept
- n. the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone
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