[ teyk-uh-wey ]
/ ˈteɪk əˌweɪ /
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.
- 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).
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British Dictionary definitions for take away
verb (tr, adverb)
to deduct; subtracttake away four from nine to leave five
minusnine take away four is five
adjective takeaway British, Australian and NZ
sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepareda takeaway meal
preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premisesa takeaway Indian restaurant
noun takeaway British, Australian and NZ
a shop or restaurant that sells such foodlet's go to the Chinese takeaway
a meal bought at such a shop or restaurantwe'll have a Chinese takeaway tonight to save cooking
Also (for senses 3–6): (Scot) carry-out, (US and Canadian) takeout
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Word Origin and History for take away
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