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Definition of "take away" [take away]

  • To remove something and put it in a different place. (verb)
  • To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it. (verb)
  • To subtract or diminish something. (verb)
  • To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later. (verb)
  • To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent. (verb)

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Use "take away" in a sentence
  • "So if you place a moratorium on drive-throughs, you will make fast food a whole lot less convenient and will take away the spontaneity that leaves you “supersized.”"
  • "Du Cheval Blanc was almost enough to take away the taste of Eze Village, and of the fact that the British Open was being played and there was nowhere to watch it."
  • "She would take away so many wonderful memories from her time at the Hale Kapa Kuiki that it was impossible to single out only one."