take away

IPA: tˈeɪkʌwˈeɪ


  • Misspelling of takeaway. [(chiefly UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) A restaurant that sells food to be eaten elsewhere.]


  • To remove something and put it in a different place.
  • To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
  • To remove a person, usually a family member or other close friend or acquaintance, by kidnapping or killing the person.
  • To subtract or diminish something.
  • To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
  • (of a person) To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
  • (of a person) To prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.


IPA: tˈeɪkʌweɪ


  • (chiefly UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) A restaurant that sells food to be eaten elsewhere.
  • (chiefly UK, Australia and New Zealand) A meal which has been purchased and has been carefully packaged as to be taken and consumed elsewhere.
  • (golf) The preliminary part of a golfer′s swing when the club is brought back away from the ball.
  • (US) A concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations.
  • (frequently in the plural) An idea from a talk, presentation, etc., that the listener or reader should remember and consider.


  • (chiefly UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) (Of food) intended to be eaten off the premises from which it was bought.


IPA: tˈeɪkʌweɪ


  • A conclusion, idea or lesson learned at some event for future use.
  • (chiefly UK, Australia and New Zealand) A take-out restaurant, or food from such restaurant.


  • of, or relating to food intended to be eaten off the premises

Examples of "takeaway" in Sentences

  • This is a non notable takeaway item.
  • This is a non notable takeaway restaurant.
  • Rentukka also sells pizza to eat in or takeaway.
  • I eat takeaway pizza all the time with no problems.
  • There is also a small laundrette, shop and a takeaway.
  • The takeaway is that the dynasty was completely corrupted.
  • The challenge was to make healthy alternatives to popular takeaway meals.
  • There is also a bookmaker, a launderette and several fast food takeaways.
  • The most valuable takeaway is the review of the actual text of the decision.
  • The key takeaway from the review group is the rejection, not the consideration.
  • As we wrote at the time: The takeaway from the ad is unmistakable: Ron Johnson is different.
  • The other dark-humor takeaway is that texting provides a means to preserve your final words.
  • The main takeaway is damn, dude, you really should wear those things when the media is allowed inside.
  • I think the takeaway is their greed for more no-bid freebees is more powerful than their desire to keep this lawsuit out of the courts.
  • The simple takeaway is that, for all of the drama of Loscocco-gate, President Obama's visit, and the rest of it, we see a remarkably unchanged race.
  • But other than our love of adventure, the survey's main takeaway is that while Americans are getting smarter about safe sex they are still not thinking about protection as much as we should.
  • My main takeaway is that the source of the data or rather, controlling the source of the data becomes less and less important – what we now haveto contend with are dynamic displays that source their data from across the web.
  • The third takeaway is really just a confirmation of something that has longed bothered me, which is that every time a large company passes a new cost on to a customer, I wonder what internal inefficiencies they're letting slide at the same time.
  • I think you're right about the circular nature of the discussion ... that was (sadly) my main takeaway from the first round of Shawn Elliot's Symposium, which I think is still a cool idea, and in a way it's kind of nice to see a discussion that is messy when internet entropy makes so much else so miniaturized ...

Examples of "take-away" in Sentences

  • I think the main 'take-away' was that Cities Matter.
  • It's usually helpful to get some specific "take-away" in terms of planning.
  • Palin went on to share what appeared to be a take-away point for her following the incident.
  • Appreciative audienceThere did seem to be some take-away moments for several recent visitors who packed the exhibit.
  • The essential take-away: When he runs onto the playing surface at Lincoln Financial Field, he doesn't know how he'll be received, and he doesn't know how he'll feel.
  • The disturbing take-away is that we no longer have Rule of Law in this country and the country is still so powerful that it can crush its citizens all over the world.
  • Only problemis that the little darlings just use snow as yet another weapon, endlessly hurling it at vulnerable peoples windows, pelting the bloke in the take-away and generally beinga pain in the arse.
  • That your take-away from my post is that I believe the tunnel is "equivalent" to terrorism, and that those who oppose the tunnel support George Bush seriously brings into question your ability to measure the credibility of anybody's post.

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