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"takeaway" in British English

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takeawaynoun

uk   us   /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/
  • takeaway noun (INFORMATION)

[S] mainly US a ​mainmessage or ​piece of ​information that you ​learn from something you ​hear or ​read: The takeaway from the ​conference was how ​competitive the ​tourismindustry has ​become. At the end of the ​class, the ​teacher gives us the takeaway points.
  • takeaway noun (FOOD)

B1 [C or U] UK (US takeout, carryout) a ​mealcooked and ​bought at a ​shop or ​restaurant but taken ​somewhereelse, often ​home, to be ​eaten, or the ​shop or ​restaurant itself: a ​Chinese takeaway We were too ​tired to ​cook so we ​ordered takeaway.

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(Definition of takeaway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"takeaway" in Business English

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takeawaynoun

uk     us   /ˈteɪkəweɪ/ /ˈteɪkaʊt/
[C] COMMERCE a ​shop or ​restaurant that cooks and ​sellsfood 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 ​weekendjobdelivering 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?

takeawayadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈteɪkəweɪ/
(US also takeout) bought from a ​shop or ​restaurant and eaten somewhere else: In New York you can get a huge ​range of takeaway ​foodcheaper than cooking at ​home. takeaway pizza/sushi/curry
learned or ​gained from an ​experience, ​activity, etc.: What is the takeaway ​message from that? So here are the takeaway ​points from these ten ​books.
(Definition of takeaway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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