Definition of takeaway in English:

takeaway

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Pronunciation: /ˈteɪkəweɪ
 
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noun

  • 1British A restaurant or shop selling cooked food to be eaten elsewhere: a fast-food takeaway [as modifier]: a takeaway pizza
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    • Almost half the weight of some chicken sold through restaurants and takeaways is made up of water and food additives, according to an investigation.
    • He works seven nights a week delivering food for a Chinese restaurant and a pizza takeaway.
    • Currently in the High Street there are two Indian takeaways, two fish and chip shops, a Chinese takeaway and a pizza takeaway.
  • 1.1A meal or dish bought from a shop or restaurant to be eaten elsewhere: he phoned for a takeaway [mass noun]: he is happy to eat Chinese takeaway
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    • Many of today's young people, existing on takeaways or meals taken out of the freezer and bunged in the microwave, complain about the cost of things.
    • But despite feeding ready meals and takeaways to their children parents are eating far less of them - on average just 64 ready meals each a year.
    • About once a fortnight, I eat a fatty takeaway for dinner: fish and chips, Chinese, kebabs.
  • 2A key fact, point, or idea to be remembered, typically one emerging from a discussion or meeting: the main takeaway for me is that we need to continue to communicate all the things we’re doing for our customers [as modifier]: the takeaway message
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    • The important takeaway point is that SEO isn't something that can just be tweaked under the hood.
    • The other big takeaway from the book was that life insurance is another industry that only commanded high prices by hiding information.
    • I'll write more detailed notes later, but here are some quick takeaways.
  • 3 Golf another term for backswing. many golfers ruin the swing with a poor takeaway
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    • Under Harmon, Pavin has worked to lose his distinctive habit of lifting and fanning the club open on the takeaway, producing a backswing that was too narrow and too long.
    • To create a consistent tempo, it helps to have a little movement before the takeaway, such as a waggle of the clubhead back and forth above the ball.
    • Recently, we've smoothed out some minor kinks she had in her takeaway and the top of the backswing.

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