Definition of takeaway in English:

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takeaway

Pronunciation: /ˈtākəˌwā/

noun

1A 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 most important takeaway is this: they repeatedly did things that felt like huge risks, that challenged the status quo and that seemed, on their face, to give too much power to their audience.
  • One of our takeaways from the global financial crisis is that it is very important for rating agencies to be transparent about the assumptions that go into the analysis.
  • The key takeaways from this seem to be that 'learning how to hire' comes with experience, a little theory from books and blogs, surrounding yourself with mentors you can learn from and making a few mistakes along the way.
2US (In football and hockey) an act of regaining the ball or puck from the opposing team.
Example sentences
  • Both teams will have trouble moving the ball, which means the team that forces more takeaways with its speed and aggressiveness will win in a physical, low-scoring matchup.
  • The defense forced just 20 turnovers last year, and despite emphasizing the importance of takeaways, the team has had problems forcing turnovers in the preseason.
  • Including onside kicks, the Rams had six more giveaways than takeaways on special teams last year.
3British A takeout restaurant: a fast-food takeaway
More example sentences
  • 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.
3.1A meal or dish of takeaway food.
Example sentences
  • 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.
4 Golf another term for backswing.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with takeaway

breakaway

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Syllabification: take·a·way

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