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"takeout" in British English

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takeoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈteɪk.aʊt/  us   /ˈteɪk.aʊt/ US (also carryout, UK takeaway)
B1 a ​mealcooked and ​bought at a ​shop or ​restaurant but taken ​somewhereelse, often ​home, to be ​eaten, or the ​shop or ​restaurant itself
(Definition of takeout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"takeout" in American English

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takeoutnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈteɪkˌɑʊt/ (also carryout)
a ​mealbought at a ​store or ​restaurant and taken ​somewhereelse to be ​eaten: [U] Let’s have Chinese takeout for ​dinnertonight.
(Definition of takeout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"takeout" in Business English

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takeoutnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈteɪkaʊt/
US →  takeaway
(Definition of takeout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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