car·​ry·​out | \ ˈker-ē-ˌau̇t How to pronounce carryout (audio) , ˈka-rē- \

Definition of carryout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

carry out

carried out; carrying out; carries out

Definition of carry out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to bring to a successful issue : complete, accomplish carried out the assignment
2 : to put into execution carry out a plan
3 : to continue to an end or stopping point

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carryout adjective

Examples of carryout in a Sentence

Noun She works in a Chinese carryout. Verb carried out the task efficiently and cheerfully
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun However, many of the artistic venues now offer streaming options, while restaurants offer carryout meals, so that Plan B is always an option. Christina Tkacik,, 16 Sep. 2021 There’s perhaps no greater sign of life returning to normal in Parma Heights than the recent reopening of the popular ClubHouse Restaurant and Bar for evening carryout meals served from a limited menu. John Benson, cleveland, 11 Mar. 2021 Huge Impact will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with dine-in, carryout and DoorDash delivery. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 24 Sep. 2021 Late Monday, Milwaukee and 10 other Milwaukee County municipalities ordered bars and restaurants to close effective 2:01 a.m. Tuesday, except for carryout, delivery and curbside service. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2021 That policy allows alcoholic beverages, including cocktails and mixed drinks, to be available for carryout or delivery from licensed establishments through at least June 30, 2023. Katie V. Jones,, 28 July 2021 As the result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio now allows alcoholic cocktails to be sold for carryout or delivery. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 15 July 2021 Restaurants will have options for indoor and outdoor dining as well as curbside pickup and carryout. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2021 These days, customers can still count on Smith’s high standards in every order of carryout. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of carryout


1964, in the meaning defined above


1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carryout was in 1589

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10 Oct 2021

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“Carryout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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