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take away

Definition of take away

  1. 1 :  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.>

  2. 2 :  to remove (something) from consideration <If you take away his fancy clothes, he's a rather ordinary person.>

  3. 3 :  to remember (something) for possible use in the future —usually + from <What lesson can we take away from this?>

  4. 4 British :  to buy (food that is cooked in a restaurant) and carry it to another place <We sell hot food to take away.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. : :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds


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