up·shot | \ˈəp-ˌshät \

Definition of upshot 

: the final result : outcome

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Examples of upshot in a Sentence

the upshot of the court's ruling is that a number of communities will now have to change their gun laws

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That's the upshot of allegations contained in a criminal complaint, in which the 41-year-old Waukesha man has been accused of one felony count of threatening to communicate derogatory information about a man who had an affair with his now ex-wife. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha man harassed neighbor, demanded apology for affair, complaint says," 18 June 2018 That's the upshot of a clinical trial involving patients who suffered a stroke that resolved quickly and caused no lasting damage. Melissa Healy,, "To prevent recurrent strokes, should aspirin have a wingman? Maybe not," 17 May 2018 The upshot of the film is a little murky, which is the risk of such a diffuse, dialectical approach, and certain details could be clearer. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: ‘Spiral’ Chronicles the Impact of Prejudice on Everyday Lives," 21 June 2018 The upshot of all those complicated electronic powertrain and chassis control systems is a dizzying array of different drive modes available. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche’s Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is a heck of a hybrid," 16 May 2018 The upshot of that approach is an environment in which employees feel okay joking about death — and in which another comment will surely readjust the bounds of our rhetoric even more to the extreme. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The Trump White House crossed a new threshold for political debasement this week," 12 May 2018 The upshot of the change is that some fund managers are now more attuned to the cost and value of research and are paring back relationships. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Big Banks Steal Smaller Brokers’ Thunder," 7 May 2018 The upshot of all this is that the next time Ball says something, some people might actually have an interest in listening. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "NBA beware: LaVar Ball is back and it's only a matter of time before he starts talking," 3 May 2018 The upshot of all this is not the go-go ICO days of 2017 will return anytime soon. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Is the SEC Gunning for Ethereum and Ripple? Fat Chance," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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up·shot | \ˈəp-ˌshät \

Kids Definition of upshot

: the final result What was the upshot of the negotiations?

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to reject or criticize sharply

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