take out

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take out (usually uncountable, plural take outs)

  1. Alternative spelling of takeout.


take out (third-person singular simple present takes out, present participle taking out, simple past took out, past participle taken out)

  1. To remove.
    Please take out the trash before the whole house starts to smell
  2. To escort someone on a date.
    Let me take you out for dinner
  3. (idiomatic) To immobilize with force.
  4. (slang, idiomatic) To kill or destroy.
  5. (transitive) To obtain by application by a legal or other official process.
    take out a loan; take out medical insurance;
    take out a membership; take out a patent