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English definition of “takeaway”

takeaway

noun
 
 
 
/ˈteɪkəweɪ/ /ˈteɪkaʊt/
[C] COMMERCE a shop or restaurant that cooks and sells food for people to eat somewhere else: Curry houses and Indian takeaways account for £2.5bn of trade.
[C or U] (US also takeout) COMMERCE a meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else to be eaten: He had a weekend job delivering Chinese takeaways.
[C or U] something that you get or learn from an experience, activity, etc.: the takeaway from sth What's the key takeaway from this survey?
(Definition of takeaway noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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