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carry-out

[kar-ee-out] /ˈkær iˌaʊt/
noun, adjective
1.
takeout (defs 2, 3).
Also, carryout.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; adj. use of verb phrase carry out
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British Dictionary definitions for carry-out

carry out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to perform or cause to be implemented: I wish he could afford to carry out his plan
2.
to bring to completion; accomplish
noun (mainly Scot)
3.
alcohol bought at a pub or off-licence for consumption elsewhere
4.
  1. hot cooked food bought at a shop or restaurant for consumption elsewhere
  2. a shop or restaurant that sells such food: we'll get something from the Chinese carry-out
  3. (as modifier): a carry-out shop
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Word Origin and History for carry-out
adj.

1935, from the verbal phrase, from carry (v.) + out (adv.).

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