takeout

noun
take·​out | \ ˈtāk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of takeout

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of sale
b : an establishment selling takeout
2 : the action or an act of taking out
3a : something taken out or prepared to be taken out
b(1) : an article (as in a newspaper) printed on consecutive pages so as to be conveniently removed
(2) : an intensive study or report

take-out

adjective
\ ˈtāk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of take-out (Entry 2 of 3)

: of, relating to, selling, or being food not to be consumed on the premises take-out counter a take-out supper

take out

verb

Definition of take out (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1a(1) : deduct, separate
(2) : exclude, omit
b : to find release for : vent take out their resentments on one another— J. W. Aldridge
c(1) : eliminate
(2) : kill, destroy
(3) : knock out
2a : to obtain from the proper authority take out a charter take out a second mortgage
b : to arrange for (insurance)
3 : to take as an equivalent in another form took the debt out in trade
4 : to overcall (a bridge partner) in a different suit

intransitive verb

: to start on a course : set out
take it out on
: to expend anger, vexation, or frustration in harassment of

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Synonyms & Antonyms for takeout

Synonyms: Verb

loose, release, unleash, vent

Antonyms: Verb

bottle (up), repress, suppress

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Examples of takeout in a Sentence

Noun

We ordered some Chinese takeout. She works in a Chinese takeout.

Verb

he took out his frustrations by splitting a cord of firewood she'd like to take the new boy out to the movies sometime
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And if that doesn’t happen, your chances are way higher of resorting to less nutritious and more expensive options like takeout. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 What Stands Out Features: A hook for carrying takeout food? Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 While dining at one of the communal tables is part of the experience, the wait is never pleasant—do like in-the-know locals and opt for takeout, which can be eaten picnic-style nearby. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Dim Sum Spots in Hong Kong," 5 Mar. 2018 Your phone and tablet are filled with apps for errand-running services and takeout food. Colleen Egan, House Beautiful, "12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody," 10 Nov. 2014 The prepared-meal services have to contend not only with logistics and distribution challenges but competition from restaurant delivery startups, meal-kit services and, of course, home cooking, restaurant takeout and eating out. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Meal Subscription Service Freshly Hires Its New CMO From Spotify," 3 Jan. 2019 After two years of operation, Amazon has quietly closed the London arm of its takeout and delivery service, reports the Evening Standard. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Amazon quietly ends its restaurant delivery service in the UK," 26 Nov. 2018 To contact for takeout or reservations: (414) 885-2524. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kanpai 2 serving sushi in the former Izumi's space on Milwaukee's east side," 15 May 2018 Last but definitely not least, get rid of all those crumpled takeout menus that are stuffed in your junk drawer or hung up on the side of the fridge. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "What To Get Rid Of Before The New Year Starts," 26 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The plane wasn’t taken out of service, however, even though pilots on the immediately preceding flight experienced repeated automatic nose-down commands like those that occurred on Flight 610. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Lion Air Crash Prompts Some Carriers to Boost Pilot Training," 7 Dec. 2018 On the night of the election, those provisional ballots were taken out of their envelopes, counted and set aside. Sean Sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Republicans fan unfounded worries about voter fraud in Florida, other close contests," 12 Nov. 2018 So while Bublé’s quote may have reflected a real hesitance to keep up with being in the public eye, his comments about retiring may have been taken out of context. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "Michael Bublé Responds to Retirement Rumors After Fans Erupt on Twitter," 15 Oct. 2018 The aircraft are being slowly taken out of flying condition and made permanently unserviceable, suitable only for gate guardian duty or museums. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "“Retired” F-117 Stealth Fighters Seen Flying Over Nevada," 30 July 2018 Each plane can only take out around 150 people, and every flight is a disappointment to hundreds of residents left behind on the tarmac. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 About 69% of students took out student loans in 2015-16, compared with about 14.4% of parents, Kantrowitz said. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Students aren't the only ones crushed by school debt," 11 July 2018 Identity thieves took out three loans totaling that amount, and opened two telephone accounts, also in her name, police said. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis woman lost $6,000 to identity thieves, police say," 10 July 2018 Half the field failed to finish the race — all taken out in accidents. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Hembree: Erik Jones outlasts chaos at Daytona and scores win for NASCAR's young guns," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of takeout

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

1941, in the meaning defined above

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)

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takeout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of takeout

US
: food that is cooked in a restaurant and taken by a customer to be eaten in another place
: a restaurant that sells takeout

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