Definition of take-in in English:

take-in

noun

informal
  • An act of deception or trickery; a fraud, a swindle; a ruse. Formerly also: †a deceitful or fraudulent person or thing (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From to take in.

Pronunciation

take-in

/ˈteɪkɪn/