takeaway

noun
take·​away | \ ˈtāk-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce takeaway (audio) \

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

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takeaway adjective

Examples of takeaway in a Sentence

We ordered some Chinese takeaway. She works in a Chinese takeaway. He leads the league in takeaways.
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So, the takeaway: when slipping on shoes to head out the door, perhaps put down the obvious choice, and try on the most polar-opposite pair possible. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Is Bringing Back This Classic Grunge Shoe," 5 May 2019 Ahead, read their takeaways on the deeply personal, sometimes arduous, occasionally pleasurable challenge that is maternity fashion. Glamour, "12 Useful Maternity-Fashion Tips From the World’s Most Stylish Women," 29 Mar. 2019 Martha MacCallum gives her takeaway from her interview with Brett Kavanaugh and his wife. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Kavanaugh vows to continue to fight in FOX exclusive; Trump, Republicans blast Dem smear campaign," 25 Sep. 2018 One big takeaway from Schumer's honesty about her own pregnancy complications is that other women should feel empowered to speak up about theirs. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "5 Times Amy Schumer Got Real About Pregnancy in Her Netflix Special 'Growing'," 26 Mar. 2019 The big takeaway from The Big Short was that freedom. WSJ, "Adam McKay Wants to Start a World-Improvement Conference," 21 Feb. 2019 But one big takeaway from all these events is that our waste management schemes are alarmingly vulnerable to extreme weather and climate change. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Florence dropped so much rain that hog waste is spilling out of lagoons," 18 Sep. 2018 Another big takeaway was how valuable the bye week during the playoffs was to get Foles back on track. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "What's the Eagles' plan at punter as training camp approaches? | Early Birds," 10 July 2018 However, the biggest takeaway was the Frenchman's significant Italian influence, 38.1 % to be precise. SI.com, "8 Football Legends Discover Which Nations They Could Have Played For," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of takeaway

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of takeaway was in 1921

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takeaway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of takeaway

sports : an act of taking the ball or puck from a player on the other team

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