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noun & adjectiveScottish, US
- another term for takeout (sense 1)
- ‘I can't afford to hire one of those chefs who cooks in your home, and I think a Chinese carry-out might be a dead giveaway.’
- ‘It began when I got a call, on Saturday to collect a carry-out from the Hermitage Bar on Canal Street and deliver it to a female customer's house.’
- ‘The trash can was overflowing with styrofoam coffee cups and greasy fast food carry-out bags.’
- ‘When she arrived in this country aged 55, she had to work in a carry-out restaurant, chopping vegetables, packing up meals, washing dishes.’
- ‘I seldom choose to spend my free time cooking and instead eat at restaurants or order carry-out on most nights.’
- ‘When she returned she brought not only her report, rather less pathetic-looking than it had been, but also a cup of carry-out tea, to fortify her for the afternoon.’
- ‘The place was doing a little carry-out business, too.’
- ‘We made enough money to buy a carry-out on the way home.’
- ‘Far from being honoured by their offspring they feel as if they are tolerated, if only because they put Chinese carry-outs on the table and designer labels on their backs.’
- ‘The company operates three different models - a sit-down and buffet restaurant, a delivery / carry-out model and a convenience store unit.’
- ‘If they ban it in pubs, I will just have to get carry-outs and drink at home.’
- ‘Linda Campbell, who lives with her two daughters in a nearby block of flats, says she tries to buy fruit and vegetables but resorts to carry-outs up to three times a week.’
- ‘Mom stepped in, juggling her bag and the carry-out box from Olive Garden.’
- ‘Buy a carry-out meal for a stranger who needs it’
- ‘They would have to order carry-out because of her delay, she knew, but her stomach had long ago turned sour.’
- ‘He arrived at his girlfriend's flat, clutching an Indian carry-out and a can of Iru Bru.’
- ‘Late one cold night on an uptown A train, a homeless man sat quietly eating his dinner from a aluminum carry-out plate.’
- ‘Alyth wasn't sure who the others were, but they had all brought carry-outs from the local store.’
- ‘Julia had gotten home late from work, and was on the couch with carry-out sushi, talking back to the news and gesturing with her chopsticks.’
- ‘I used to wait till darkness came in, then I'd go across the road and get a carry-out.’
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