takeout

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noun take·out \ˈtāk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of takeout

  1. 1a :  prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of saleb :  an establishment selling takeout

  2. 2 :  the action or an act of taking out

  3. 3a :  something taken out or prepared to be taken outb (1) :  an article (as in a newspaper) printed on consecutive pages so as to be conveniently removed (2) :  an intensive study or report

Examples of takeout in a Sentence

  1. We ordered some Chinese takeout.

  2. She works in a Chinese takeout.

Recent Examples of takeout from the Web

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First Known Use of takeout

1914


TAKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

takeout

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Definition of takeout for English Language Learners

  • : 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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