take away

takeaway

[teyk-uh-wey]
noun
1.
something taken back or away, especially an employee benefit that is eliminated or substantially reduced by the terms of a union contract.
2.
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.
3.
Chiefly British.
a.
a takeout restaurant: Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
b.
food from a takeout restaurant: I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
4.
Sports.
a.
(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.
b.
(in golf) a backswing: I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
adjective
5.
of or pertaining to what is or can be taken away: a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
6.
Chiefly British, takeout ( def 7 ).
Also, take-away.


Origin:
1930–35 for earlier sense “train car for carrying logs”; 1960–65 for def 2; take + away

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take away
 
vb
1.  to deduct; subtract: take away four from nine to leave five
 
prep
2.  minus: nine take away four is five
 
adj
3.  sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeaway meal
4.  preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeaway Indian restaurant
 
n
5.  a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeaway
6.  a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'll have a Chinese takeaway tonight to save cooking

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