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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How to use takeaway in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for take away
to deduct; subtract: take away four from nine to leave five
minus: nine take away four is five
sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeaway meal
preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeaway Indian restaurant
a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeaway
a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'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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