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Definition of "takeaway" []

  • A concession, as in a lower level of health benefits, made by a labor union to a company in negotiating a new contract. (noun)
  • Sports The act or an instance of taking away the ball or puck from the team on the offensive, as by recovery of a fumbled football or by interception of a passed puck. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Takeout. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "takeaway" in a sentence
  • "The main takeaway is damn, dude, you really should wear those things when the media is allowed inside."
  • "But other than our love of adventure, the survey's main takeaway is that while Americans are getting smarter about safe sex they are still not thinking about protection as much as we should."
  • "I think you're right about the circular nature of the discussion ... that was (sadly) my main takeaway from the first round of Shawn Elliot's Symposium, which I think is still a cool idea, and in a way it's kind of nice to see a discussion that is messy when internet entropy makes so much else so miniaturized ..."