- something taken back or away, especially an employee benefit that is eliminated or substantially reduced by the terms of a union contract.
- conclusions, impressions, or action points resulting from a meeting, discussion, roundtable, or the like: The takeaway was that we had to do a lot more work on the proposal before it could be shown to the governing board.
- Chiefly British.
- a takeout restaurant: Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
- food from a takeout restaurant: I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
- (in hockey and football) the act of getting the puck or ball away from the team on the offense: The problem with most hockey statistics is they are not very consistent in how they determine takeaways and giveaways.
- (in golf) a backswing: I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
- of or relating to what is or can be taken away: a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
- Chiefly British. takeout(def 7).
Origin of takeaway
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Examples from the Web for take-away
It is thought he went for the take-away after watching England qualify for next year's World Cup at a mate's house in Fulham.Harry's Late Night Trip To Nando's
October 17, 2013
And after dinner, there was no woman too serious to enjoy a take-away carton of cakes and cookies.Women in the World: Day One
March 13, 2010
In the commonest human face there lies more than Raphael will take-away with him.
Word Origin and History for take-away
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