Definition of carry-out in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkerēˌout/

adjective& noun

chiefly Scottish & US
Another term for takeout (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • When she arrived in this country aged 55, she had to work in a carry-out restaurant, chopping vegetables, packing up meals, washing dishes.
  • I seldom choose to spend my free time cooking and instead eat at restaurants or order carry-out on most nights.
  • The company operates three different models - a sit-down and buffet restaurant, a delivery / carry-out model and a convenience store unit.

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Syllabification: car·ry-out

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