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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Recent Examples on the Web Sugar snap peas are at peak sweetness right now, and Ms. Holmes considers making the most of seasonal ingredients a key takeaway from her years of working in L.A. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "A Snappy Spring Salad That Comes Together in 20 Minutes," 28 Apr. 2021 The state of Delhi—home to the national capital—has imposed a weekend curfew which will force gyms, malls, spas and auditoriums to remain closed while restaurants will only be allowed to offer takeaway service. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, "India Records 200,000 New Covid-19 Cases For First Time As Second Wave Continues To Surge," 15 Apr. 2021 That’s a key takeaway from this story by The Times’ Ben Brazil, who writes about the legacy of decades of manufacturing in Orange County. Los Angeles Times, "How I got beyond the concrete and learned to love my watershed," 8 Apr. 2021 After the game and immediate celebration, Morris had a piece of the Angelo State net in his hand — a standard takeaway from a meaningful postseason win. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "The missing piece: How Kimball star Arterio Morris’ return helped the Knights become a state title-worthy team," 11 Mar. 2021 There has been significant overlap between the civil rights and LGBTQ equality movements, Fullwood said, and that’s a key takeaway. NBC News, "Different fight, 'same goal': How the Black freedom movement inspired early gay activists," 28 Feb. 2021 Hinostroza started the sequence with a takeaway from Troy Stecher and threaded it to Kane between Marc Staal’s legs. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Malcolm Subban pitches his 2nd shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-0 bounce-back win over the Detroit Red Wings," 18 Apr. 2021 The Hurricanes defense had another earlier takeaway when safety Keshawn Washington forced a fumble on receiver Dazalin Worsham that cornerback Isaiah Dunson recovered. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Quarterbacks Jake Garcia, Tyler Van Dyke among Miami Hurricanes spring game standouts," 17 Apr. 2021 Smith said there’s been progress on the takeaway front through six spring practices. oregonlive, "Oregon State’s defense has coach Jonathan Smith’s attention during Saturday’s first spring scrimmage," 17 Apr. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Takeaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takeaway. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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