something taken back or away, especially an employee benefit that is eliminated or substantially reduced by the terms of a union contract.
conclusions, impressions, or action points resulting from a meeting, discussion, roundtable, or the like:
The takeaway was that we had to do a lot more work on the proposal before it could be shown to the governing board.
a takeout restaurant:
Let’s pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
food from a takeout restaurant:
I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
(in hockey and football) the act of getting the puck or ball away from the team on the offense:
The problem with most hockey statistics is they are not very consistent in how they determine takeaways and giveaways.
(in golf) a backswing:
I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
of or relating to what is or can be taken away:
a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
Chiefly British. takeout (def 7).
- Take away from
Detract, as in Her straggly hair takes away from her otherwise attractive appearance. [ Second half of 1800s ]
- Take a whack at
take a peek take a shine to take a whack at see: have a crack at
noun 1. something taken back or withdrawn, especially an employee benefit previously gained in a union contract; takeaway. adjective 2. of or relating to what is taken back: a takeback agreement.
- Take by storm
Make a vivid impression on, quickly win popular acclaim or renown, as in The new rock group took the town by storm. This usage transfers the original military meaning of the phrase, “assault in a violent attack,” to more peaceful endeavors. [ Mid-1800s ]