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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 relating 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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  • The takeaway for monetary policy is that inflation is really, truly not a risk.
  • The more valuable takeaway was the resilience of our enemy.
  • When all that is accounted for, the typical takeaway from those critics is that nothing worked.
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  • One takeaway from that loss may have been holes in the secondary.
British Dictionary definitions for takeaway

take away

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to deduct; subtract: take away four from nine to leave five
preposition
2.
minus: nine take away four is five
adjective (Brit & Austral, NZ)
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
noun (Brit & Austral, NZ)
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
Also (for senses 3–6) (Scot) carry-out, (US and Canadian) takeout
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Word Origin and History for takeaway

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

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