up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

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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The upshot was that bones make no difference to the taste of a steak. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "With steaks, closer to the bone makes a difference," 10 July 2019 The upshot is that an elderly person with a drug conviction decades ago is treated like someone with a recent violent conviction, the advocates said. Washington Post, "ACLU sues Virginia housing complex over ban on felons," 5 July 2019 The upshot is that countries on the gold standard have less flexibility to respond to financial crises or economic downturns. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Trump Fed pick wants to revive the gold standard. Here's what that means," 3 July 2019 The upshot, Scharf says, is that low-income housing managers, residents, and really anyone dealing with roaches in their homes have options beyond chemicals to control roaches. Brian Resnick, Vox, "One big reason you can’t get rid of cockroaches," 3 July 2019 The upshot is that the imperatives of security are used to criminalise otherwise legitimate political activities, which has resulted in tension and uncertainty during election time. Moses Khisa, Quartz Africa, "President Museveni has twisted Uganda’s constitution to cling to power," 21 June 2019 The upshot is that Encore will create more traffic headaches for all. Shirley Leung,, "The Encore casino has placed a multimillion-dollar bet to get people out of cars," 20 June 2019 The upshot is that Facebook is likely to gain a trove of new data about how its users spend their money, while merchants that accept Libra will gain the ability to target specific ads, as well as see exactly how effective those ads turned out to be. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "How Facebook's Libra Will Turbo-Charge Its Ad Empire," 18 June 2019 The upshot was that the jockeys, many of whom had been kidnapped or sold by their parents from countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh, were returned to their homelands. Lewis Beale,, "Emmy champ ‘Real Sports’ goes beyond scores to look at issues and injustices," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

Kids Definition of upshot

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

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to form ideas or theories about something

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