Definition of Takeaway

1. Noun. Prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises. "In England they call takeout food `takeaway'"

Exact synonyms: Takeout, Takeout Food
Generic synonyms: Convenience Food
Derivative terms: Take Away, Take Out

2. Noun. A concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures.
Generic synonyms: Concession

3. Noun. The act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass).
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Play

Definition of Takeaway

1. Adjective. (chiefly British Australia and New Zealand) (context: of food) to be eaten off the premises ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly British Australia and New Zealand) a restaurant that sells takeaway food ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly British Australia and New Zealand) a meal that was bought from a takeaway ¹

4. Noun. (American English) a concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations ¹

5. Noun. (American English) an idea to be taken away by the listener after a talk or presentation ¹

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Definition of Takeaway

1. prepared food to be taken away from its place of sale [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Takeaway

take to the hills
take to the streets
take to the woods
take turns
take umbrage
take up
take up a collection
take up arms
take up the cudgel for
take up the gauntlet
take up with
take upon
take water
take wing
takeaway (current term)
takehome pay
taken a hint
taken aback
taken action
taken care
taken charge
taken command

Literary usage of Takeaway

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1. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"Laz. Aye, Master, but for one rogue ihl the law frightens, it makes twenty. Luz. Politician! Lord, Sir, don't takeaway my character. ..."

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