Definition of “takeaway” - English Dictionary

“takeaway” in British English

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takeawaynoun

uk /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/ us /ˈteɪk.ə.weɪ/

takeaway noun (INFORMATION)

[ S ] mainly US a main message or piece of information that you learn from something you hear or read:

The takeaway from the conference was how competitive the tourism industry 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 meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, 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 /ˈteɪkəweɪ/ uk /ˈteɪkaʊt/ us

[ 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?

takeawayadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈteɪkəweɪ/ us

US also takeout bought from a shop or restaurant and eaten somewhere else:

In New York you can get a huge range of takeaway food cheaper 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)