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"takeaway" in British English

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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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"takeaway" in Business English

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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.
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