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takeaway

[teyk-uh-wey] /ˈteɪk əˌweɪ/
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.
  1. a takeout restaurant:
    Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
  2. food from a takeout restaurant:
    I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
4.
Sports.
  1. (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.
  2. (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
1930-1935
1930-35 for earlier sense “train car for carrying logs”; 1960-65 for def 2; take + away
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Word Origin and History for take-away

takeaway

also take-away, 1964 (adj.), 1970 (n.), from take (v.) + away.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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