- 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.
How to use takeaway in a sentence
But you cannot take away my identity as a transgendered person.
“You can cut my hair, you can bald me, you can strip me naked and take away my dignity,” she said.
When [lawmakers] looked at it holistically, did they want to take away equipment and technology from front-line security?SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson|Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And know this: No politician is going to take away your fear and anxiety.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You take away Scotland, you take a major base of Labour strength.An Independent Scotland Will Hurt Labour|Michael Tomasky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be wasted: I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down.
Neutral passenger-steamers were allowed to take away refugees other than Spanish subjects.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Take away from me the way, turn away the path from me, let the Holy One of Israel cease from before us.
I cannot believe that anything serious could have happened to—to take away its character.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood