the act or fact of taking out.
something made to be taken out, especially food prepared in a store or restaurant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
Informal. a store, restaurant, or counter specializing in preparing food meant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
a section, as of a magazine, that may be removed intact, usually consisting of a story, article, or set of illustrations.
Also called takedown, takeout loan, takeout mortgage. Finance. a long-term real-estate mortgage arranged for a building the construction of which is financed by an interim short-term loan (construction loan ).
Bridge. a bid in a suit or denomination different from the one bid by one's partner.
Poker. the minimum with which a player can begin.
pertaining to or supplying food and drink to be taken out and consumed elsewhere: the takeout window of a restaurant.
Also takedown. of, relating to, or providing a takeout mortgage: The high-rise developer has found a takeout commitment from a large insurance company.
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How to use takeout in a sentence
The former has gone so far as to take out ads apologizing for its lapses.George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy | Russell Saunders | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
George would take out his lyric book and acoustic guitar and play us the song we would be working on that day.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More | Gary Wright | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My nearest relation, my wife, is telling me to get off my database and take out the garbage.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds | P. J. O’Rourke | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It has been inaccessible for weeks as Israeli bombardment and troops try to take out heavy guerrilla resistance.
Will I be able to take out a map and simply point it out, like most people do when they are asked about their heritage?
This did not relate to the boilers; Trevithick unfortunately did not take out a patent for that improvement.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
And then came the incredible orders that he was to take out his four ships to be destroyed by the American navy waiting outside!Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Too much for me to take out of my pocket for a stranger; but not for my wife's father—not if it was ten times that.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
That was always closed except to open just to take out the trash can.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Let this stew for an hour; then take out the duck, strain the gravy, and remove all fat, and add plenty of mushrooms.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
British Dictionary definitions for take out
to extract or remove
to obtain or secure (a licence, patent, etc) from an authority
to go out with; escort: George is taking Susan out next week
bridge to bid a different suit from (one's partner) in order to rescue him from a difficult contract
slang to kill or destroy
Australian informal to win, esp in sport: he took out the tennis championship
take it out of or take a lot out of informal to sap the energy or vitality of
take out on informal to vent (anger, frustration, etc) on (esp an innocent person)
take someone out of himself informal to make someone forget his anxieties, problems, etc
bridge of or designating a conventional informatory bid, asking one's partner to bid another suit
US and Canadian sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeout meal
preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeout Indian restaurant
a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeout
a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'll have a takeout tonight to save cooking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with takeout
Extract, remove, as in He should take out that splinter: [c. 1300]
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