Synonyms and Antonyms of making away with
to carry away (as a person) forcibly or unlawfully
- They made away with the baby in the middle of the night.
capturing, crimping, impressing, kidnapping (also kidnaping), seizing, shanghaiing, waylaying
absconding (with), snatching, spiriting
hijacking (also highjacking)
catching, copping [slang], stealing, taking
to deprive of life
- The gangster's henchmen made away with several of his rivals.
bumping off, butchering, cutting down, finishing, getting, icing [slang], knocking off, murdering, neutralizing, offing [slang], putting away, rubbing out, scragging, snuffing, taking out, wasting, whacking [slang]
annihilating, blotting out, decimating, killing off, massacring, mowing, slaughtering, smiting
assassinating, executing, martyring, terminating
euthanizing (also euthanatizing), putting down
to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
- The thief made away with merchandise worth thousands of dollars.
appropriating, boosting [slang], filching, heisting, hooking, lifting, misappropriating, nicking [British slang], nipping, pilfering, pinching, pocketing, purloining, ripping off, snitching, stealing, swiping, thieving
burglarizing, knocking over, robbing
looting, pillaging, plundering, sacking
carjacking, hijacking (also highjacking)
poaching, rustling, shoplifting
collaring, grabbing, grasping, nailing, seizing, snatching, taking
abducting, kidnapping (also kidnaping), shanghaiing, spiriting