how to pronounce takeaway


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takeaway is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of takeaway in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… to be enjoyed with a takeaway hamper …”

meanings of takeaway


  1. The preliminary part of a golfer′s swing when the club is brought back away from the ball.
  2. A meal bought to be eaten elsewhere.
  3. An idea from a talk, presentation, etc., that the listener or reader should remember and consider.
  4. A concession made by a labor union in the course of negotiations.
  5. A restaurant that sells food to be eaten elsewhere.


  1. (Of food) intended to be eaten off the premises from which it was bought.

takeaway frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word takeaway occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics takeaway can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that takeaway can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to takeaway


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