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noun [countable] takeaway pronunciation in British English /ˈteɪkəˌweɪ/
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  1. 1
    British a meal that you buy in a restaurant or shop and take home to eat. The American word is takeout
    Let’s get a takeaway.
  2. 2
    British a shop that sells meals that you take home to eat
    We often go to a Chinese takeaway near our house.
  3. 3
    an important piece of information to remember from a meeting, presentation etc
    This could be the most important takeaway from today’s Fed announcement.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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