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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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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The takeaways: Harris is almost universally cool and collected, staying unruffled even in the face of some tough attacks. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "California 2020 Countdown: Biden heads to the Bay Area," 27 June 2019 Another crucial takeaway, which may be particularly salient to Econ 101 students, is that the simple answer may turn out not to be the right one. Peter R. Orszag, Twin Cities, "Peter Orszag: Taylor Swift has an economics lesson for us," 25 June 2019 The takeaway is clear: both The Undertaker and Goldberg still look good, even past the age of 50, but each man clearly needs to work with younger talent. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "First-Ever Meeting of Icons Failed to Deliver: Takeaways from WWE’s Super ShowDown," 7 June 2019 Analysis: Lori Loughlin digs in – and 7 more surprises and takeaways in college admissions scandal His guilty plea means that MacFarlane waives his right to a trial and cannot appeal the judge's sentencing, which is set for Nov. 13. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "California insurance exec guilty of paying $450,000 to get kids admission to USC as fake recruits," 21 June 2019 The takeaway is that those customers are super engaged. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Co is Bringing its Vision of Practical Luxury to a New Line of Handbags," 21 June 2019 That the takeaway may be that while all the upset and outcry on social media is scary, for a moment at least, distraction comes just as fast — in fashion as in politics. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana," 12 June 2019 Without apology, Kevin Nicholson fights for GOP nomination in Wisconsin U.S. Senate race RELATED: Cash only goes so far and 4 other takeaways from Wisconsin U.S. Senate race Nicholson's first campaign was a tough one. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield businessman Kevin Nicholson keeping political options open as he leads new advocacy group," 5 June 2019 The takeaway is that social media should enhance your enjoyment of life, and not subtract from it. Eliza Solomon, Teen Vogue, "Why You Should Marie Kondo Your Social Media Feed," 23 Apr. 2019

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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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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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