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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A concession, as in a lower level of health benefits, made by a labor union to a company in negotiating a new contract.
  • n. Sports The act or an instance of taking away the ball or puck from the team on the offensive, as by recovery of a fumbled football or by interception of a passed puck.
  • adj. Chiefly British Takeout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. To be eaten off the premises.
  • n. A restaurant that sells food to be eaten elsewhere.
  • n. A meal bought to be eaten elsewhere.
  • n. The preliminary part of a golfer′s swing when the club is brought back away from the ball.
  • n. A concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations.
  • n. An idea from a talk, presentation, etc., that the listener or reader should remember and consider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass)
  • n. prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises
  • n. a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures


From take +‎ away. (Wiktionary)



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