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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Below are the key takeaways from the first half of the Ghost Ship criminal trial: No time to escape A common theme in testimony from prosecutor witnesses who made it out of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire was the lack of time. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Big takeaways after prosecution rests its case," 5 June 2019 There were two main takeaways from Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette: (1) Tyler Cameron is uncomfortably attractive, and (2) Luke Parker needs to calm down. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Luke Parker Just Owned Up to His Bizarre Behavior on The Bachelorette," 29 May 2019 President Trump unveiled his 2019 budget plan, here are five takeaways that will affect the American people. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, "Report: The federal government is spending less on children and more on the elderly," 7 June 2018 One of the takeaways from the 2019 Tony Award nominations, which were announced this morning, is that the membrane between the commercial world of Broadway and the more experimental world of downtown theater is becoming increasingly porous. Adam Green, Vogue, "Takeaways From the 2019 Tony Nominations: Downtown Comes to Broadway," 30 Apr. 2019 After the focus groups, a list of takeaways was developed. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "Black students in Mason: I didn’t want to come to school after Trump was elected," 5 July 2018 Here are some of the biggest takeaways from Chapman’s first return to public life. Megan Friedman, Marie Claire, "Georgina Chapman Breaks Her Silence for the First Time Since the Harvey Weinstein Scandal," 10 May 2018 One of the major takeaways from the questions is that his statements and tweets do matter, in a legal sense. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump is totally wrong about obstruction of justice," 1 May 2018 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

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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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