take away


take away
verb
1. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state (Freq. 5)
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Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands

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The car carried us off to the meeting

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I'll take you away on a holiday

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I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

Syn: ↑bear off, ↑bear away, ↑carry away, ↑carry off
Ant: ↑bring
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑spirit away, ↑spirit off, ↑whisk off, ↑whisk away
Entailment: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract (Freq. 5)
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remove a threat

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remove a wrapper

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Remove the dirty dishes from the table

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take the gun from your pocket

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This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Syn: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑withdraw
See Also: ↑take off (for: ↑take)
Derivationally related forms: ↑withdrawal (for: ↑withdraw), ↑remotion (for: ↑remove), ↑remover (for: ↑remove), ↑removal (for: ↑remove)
Hyponyms:
epilate, ↑depilate, ↑harvest, ↑tip, ↑stem, ↑extirpate, ↑enucleate, ↑exenterate, ↑decorticate, ↑bail, ↑strip, ↑undress, ↑divest, ↑disinvest, ↑ablate, ↑clean, ↑pick, ↑winnow, ↑clear, ↑clear up, ↑muck, ↑lift, ↑tear away, ↑tear off, ↑take off, ↑take out, ↑pit, ↑stone, ↑seed, ↑unhinge, ↑shuck, ↑hull, ↑crumb, ↑chip away, ↑chip away at, ↑burl, ↑knock out, ↑scavenge, ↑hypophysectomize, ↑hypophysectomise, ↑degas, ↑husk, ↑shell, ↑bur, ↑burr, ↑clear off, ↑clear away, ↑flick, ↑dismantle, ↑defang, ↑bone, ↑debone, ↑disembowel, ↑eviscerate, ↑draw, ↑tusk, ↑detusk, ↑dehorn, ↑scalp, ↑weed, ↑condense, ↑bail out, ↑bale out, ↑leach, ↑decalcify, ↑detoxify, ↑detoxicate, ↑de-ionate, ↑de-iodinate, ↑decarbonize, ↑decarbonise, ↑decarburize, ↑decarburise, ↑decoke, ↑delouse, ↑ream, ↑brush, ↑wash, ↑wash out, ↑wash off, ↑wash away, ↑desorb, ↑pull, ↑demineralize, ↑demineralise, ↑eliminate, ↑expectorate, ↑clear out, ↑drive out, ↑carve out, ↑defuse, ↑dredge, ↑wear away, ↑wear off, ↑amputate, ↑cut off, ↑resect, ↑skim, ↑skim off, ↑cream off, ↑cream, ↑scale, ↑descale, ↑circumcise, ↑undock, ↑dig, ↑delve, ↑cut into, ↑turn over, ↑excavate, ↑hollow, ↑scoop, ↑scoop out, ↑lift out, ↑scoop up, ↑take up, ↑extract, ↑pull out, ↑pull up, ↑draw out, ↑unstring, ↑string, ↑wipe off, ↑wipe away, ↑bear off, ↑bear away, ↑carry away, ↑carry off, ↑unveil, ↑unpack, ↑unburden, ↑disburden, ↑empty, ↑discharge, ↑unsaddle, ↑offsaddle, ↑shed, ↑cast, ↑cast off, ↑shake off, ↑throw, ↑throw off, ↑throw away, ↑drop, ↑dislodge, ↑free, ↑aspirate, ↑suck out, ↑delete, ↑cancel, ↑ladle, ↑lade, ↑laden, ↑spoon, ↑gut, ↑head, ↑draw off, ↑draw away, ↑pull off, ↑get out, ↑withdraw
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something from somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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They want to take away the doors

3. take out or remove (Freq. 4)
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take out the chicken after adding the vegetables

Syn: ↑take out
Ant: ↑add
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. take from a person or place (Freq. 2)
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We took the abused child away from its parents

Hypernyms: ↑take
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

5. buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
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We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook

Syn: ↑take out
Derivationally related forms: ↑takeaway, ↑takeout (for: ↑take out)
Hypernyms: ↑eat
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

6. take away a part from; diminish
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His bad manners detract from his good character

Syn: ↑detract
Derivationally related forms: ↑detractive (for: ↑detract), ↑detraction (for: ↑detract), ↑detractor (for: ↑detract)
Hypernyms:
reduce, ↑cut down, ↑cut back, ↑trim, ↑trim down, ↑trim back, ↑cut, ↑bring down
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

7. get rid of something abstract
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The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage

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God takes away your sins

Syn: ↑remove
Hyponyms: ↑wash away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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verb
Etymology: Middle English taken away, from taken to take + away
1. : to bear off to another place : carry away

drop in … and take away an armful of their publications — Richard Joseph

would allow foreign investors … to take away their capital gains — W.B.Preston

2.

took geometry away from its subject matter of lengths, areas, and volumes — S.F.Mason

improved the house by taking the front porch away

take away six from nine

3.
a. : to cause deprivation of

take the right to vote away

if support is suddenly taken away from an infant — H.A.Overstreet

b. : detract

without desiring to take away anything from the … production showing — Securities Outlook

1. : to clear away a meal from the table

younger children had the task of taking away

2. : to derogate or detract (as from merit or effect) often to a specified extent : lessen reputation

these new elements have constantly taken away from the sea … until little but mediocrity remains — E.J.Schoettle

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take away
1. To subtract
2. To carry somewhere else, remove
3. To detract (from)
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Main Entry:take

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take away [phrasal verb]
1 take away (someone or something) or take (someone or something) away : to remove (someone or something) : to cause (someone or something) to go away, to no longer exist, to no longer be held, etc.

Take him away!” said the queen.

He was trying to take the ball away from the dog.

A new store would take business away from existing stores in the area.

Her parents threatened to take away her driving privileges.

If you take away [=if you do not consider] his fancy clothes, he's a rather ordinary person.

The beautiful new theater took my breath away. [=it made me feel surprised and excited]

2 take away (something) or take (something) away
2 a : to remember (something) for possible use in the future
— usually + from

What lesson can we take away from this?

2 b Brit : to buy (food that is cooked in a restaurant) and carry it to another place

We sell hot food to take away. [=(US) we sell hot food for takeout]

3 take it away informal : to start playing or singing music

Take it away, Annie!

4 take away from [phrasal verb] take away from (something) : to reduce the value or importance of (something)

The ugly door takes away from [=detracts from] the beauty of the house.

She made a few mistakes during her speech, but that didn't take away from her overall message.

— see also take 44 (above), 1
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Main Entry:take

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