Definition of takeaway
1 : a conclusion to be made based on presented facts or information : a main point or key message to be learned or understood from something experienced or observed The takeaway is clear: cats are a growing environmental concern because they are driving down some native bird populations … — Bruce Barcott One of the main takeaways stressed by the panelists was that social media is about conversation, not just dissemination. — Gabe Habash
2 : the first movement of the backswing in golf
3 chiefly British : takeout
4 : an act or instance of taking possession of the ball or puck from an opposing team
Examples of takeaway in a Sentence
We ordered some Chinese takeaway.
She works in a Chinese takeaway.
He leads the league in takeaways.
Recent Examples of takeaway from the Web
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That's the apparent takeaway of a study published this month by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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That was one of the top takeaways for this year’s municipal elections as the Kansas filing deadline came and went June 1.
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Definition of takeaway for English Language Learners
sports : an act of taking the ball or puck from a player on the other team
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