take away

  1. buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
    We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook
  2. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    I'll take you away on a holiday
    Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry
    The car carried us off to the meeting
  3. take away a part from; diminish
    His bad manners detract from his good character
  4. take out or remove
    take out the chicken after adding the vegetables
  5. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    remove a wrapper
    take the gun from your pocket
    remove a threat
    This machine withdraws heat from the environment
    Remove the dirty dishes from the table
  6. take from a person or place
    We took the abused child away from its parents
  7. get rid of something abstract
    The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage
    God takes away your sins
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How To Use take away In A Sentence

  • It will take away from the classic perspective of looking at city hall dead on.
  • However, take away the press and anti-war exploitation of these events and this is a systemic problem like drug use is systemic, rape is systemic, and gay bashing is systemic.
  • I know this won't make sense to anyone else but I just have to get it out, in hopes that by writing it out loud I can figure it out, unmask it, and take away its power over me.
  • On the one hand take away a large number of potential user groups, on the other hand the new products to market provides a certain buffer time.
  • This bill aims to take away the criminalised aspect of that, and it de-penalises the aspect of having evidence of safe sex on the premises - that is, condoms, sheaths, diaphragms, and lubricants.
  • I get this itch after three months, that no amount of medicated talc can take away: My latest theory is related to the fact that I have rarely lived anywhere longer than two years.
  • That much we can take away from this latest close encounter with planet Nirvana without fear of contradiction.
  • Add all the numbers together, divide by ten, and take away the number you first thought of.
  • When you take away the sex, drugs and tattletales, the remaining story is very ordinary.
  • Bangalore is expected to take away a chunk of the traffic as more people from the software capital are emplaning towards the US every day.
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