the act or fact of taking out.
something made to be taken out, especially food prepared in a store or restaurant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
Informal. a store, restaurant, or counter specializing in preparing food meant to be carried out for consumption elsewhere.
a section, as of a magazine, that may be removed intact, usually consisting of a story, article, or set of illustrations.
Also called takedown, takeout loan, takeout mortgage. Finance. a long-term real-estate mortgage arranged for a building the construction of which is financed by an interim short-term loan (construction loan)
Bridge. a bid in a suit or denomination different from the one bid by one’s partner.
Poker. the minimum with which a player can begin.
pertaining to or supplying food and drink to be taken out and consumed elsewhere:
the takeout window of a restaurant.
Also, takedown. of, relating to, or providing a takeout mortgage:
The high-rise developer has found a takeout commitment from a large insurance company.
noun, Bridge. 1. informatory double.
- Take pains
see: at pains
- Take pity on
Also, have pity on. Show compassion or mercy to, as in Take pity on the cook and eat that last piece of cake, or, as Miles Coverdale’s 1535 translation of the Bible has it (Job 19:21), “Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye, my friends.” This idiom may be used half-jokingly, as […]
- Take potluck
Come to eat whatever happens to be served; also, take one’s chances. For example, You’re welcome to join us for supper but you’ll have to take potluck, or When the flight was canceled, passengers had to take potluck on other airlines. This idiom alludes to accepting whatever happens to be in the cooking pot. [ […]