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takeaway

or take-a·way

[ teyk-uh-wey ]
/ ˈteɪk əˌweɪ /
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noun
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.
  1. a takeout restaurant: Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
  2. food from a takeout restaurant: I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
Sports.
  1. (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.
  2. (in golf) a backswing: I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
adjective
of or relating to what is or can be taken away: a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
Chiefly British. takeout (def. 7).
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Origin of takeaway

1930–35 for earlier sense “train car for carrying logs”; 1960–65 for def. 5; take + away
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British Dictionary definitions for takeaway

Also (for senses 3–6): (Scot) carry-out, (US and Canadian) takeout
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