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
Recent Examples on the Web If lawmakers don’t pass contribution limits this year, the upshot could be a new round of record-setting spending in 2022 as Oregonians choose their next governor and select state representatives and senators. oregonlive, "Big political donors get big say in Oregon political money limits," 29 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that the industry now is entering a new phase of reform work. Lee Seymour, Forbes, "‘We’re Not Going Back’: Inside Broadway’s Racial Reckoning," 28 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that somebody’s going to get rich off President Biden’s $4 billion aid package for the region. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "U.S. Policies Ensure More Migrants," 25 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that Biden’s missteps have given the GOP an opportunity to unite around border security and tight labor markets. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Biden Trips on the Border," 24 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that these headphones could play forever and never need plugging into a wall charger. Wearing the Urbanista Los Angeles outdoor for just an hour on a sunny day can generate three hours of playtime. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "Cool Swedish Audio Brand Unveils The World’s First Self-Charging Wireless Headphones," 15 Apr. 2021 The upshot, say the team, is that their antenna should be able to harvest useful quantities of power even at long range. The Economist, "Energy harvesting 5G phone networks could provide power as well as communications," 14 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that the United States, the largest historical contributor to climate change, has limped for the past few decades with no serious climate policy. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "The Weekly Planet: The One Thing to Understand About Biden's Infrastructure Plan," 13 Apr. 2021 The upshot is that about 15 million filers likely deducted home mortgage interest in 2019 vs. about 34 million in 2017, according to IRS data and an estimate from the Tax Policy Center. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Mortgage Interest Deduction: Who Gets It?," 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Upshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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

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

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