take away from


take away from
ˌtake a ˈway from [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they take away from he/she/it takes away from present participle taking away from past tense took away from past participle taken away from] informal phrasal verb
to reduce the positive effect or success of something

A few hooligans couldn’t take away from the team’s success.

Thesaurus: to have a bad effect, or to reduce a good effectsynonym
Main entry: take

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detract from

that shouldn't take away from the achievement of the French


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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