take out


General English

  • phrasal verb to pull something out
  • phrasal verb to invite someone to go out


  • noun
    (written as take-out)
    the act of removing capital which you had originally invested in a new company by selling your shares

Information & Library Science

  • verb to borrow a book from a library


  • verb to remove something from a text, e.g. a potentially libellous statement


  • verb to kill or destroy. A military euphemism which came to public notice in the USA during the Vietnam War. The term was subsequently appropriated for use in the context of crime and law enforcement.