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English verb: take away

1. take away (contact) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

SamplesTheir dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands.
The car carried us off to the meeting.
I'll take you away on a holiday.
I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry.

Synonymsbear away, bear off, carry away, carry off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)spirit away, spirit away, spirit off, whisk away, whisk off

Entailgo away, go forth, leave

Antonymsfetch, bring, get, convey

2. take away (change) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

SamplesRemove a threat.
Remove a wrapper.
Remove the dirty dishes from the table.
Take the gun from your pocket.
This machine withdraws heat from the environment.

ExamplesThey want to take away the doors

Synonymsremove, take, withdraw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Narrower (hyponym)ablate, amputate, aspirate, bail, bail out, bale out, bear away, bear off, bone, brush, bur, burl, burr, cancel, carry away, carry off, carve out, cast, cast off, chip away, chip away at, circumcise, clean, clean, clean, clean, clean, clear, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear up, condense, cream, cream off, crumb, cut into, cut off, de-iodinate, de-ionate, debone, decalcify, decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke, decorticate, defang, defuse, degas, dehorn, delete, delouse, delve, demineralise, demineralize, depilate, descale, desorb, detoxicate, detoxify, detusk, dig, dig, disburden, discharge, disembowel, disinvest, dislodge, dismantle, divest, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw away, draw off, draw off, draw out, draw out, dredge, drive out, drop, eliminate, empty, enucleate, enucleate, epilate, eviscerate, eviscerate, excavate, exenterate, expectorate, extirpate, extract, flick, free, get out, gut, harvest, head, hollow, hull, husk, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, knock out, lade, laden, ladle, leach, leach, lift, lift, lift, lift out, muck, offsaddle, pick, pick, pit, pull, pull, pull, pull off, pull out, pull out, pull up, ream, resect, scale, scalp, scavenge, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, seed, shake off, shed, shell, shell, shuck, shuck, skim, skim off, spoon, stem, stone, string, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, suck out, take away, take away, take off, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take up, tear away, tear off, throw, throw away, throw off, tip, turn over, tusk, unburden, undock, undress, unhinge, unpack, unsaddle, unstring, unveil, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out, wear away, wear off, weed, winnow, wipe away, wipe off, withdraw

3. take away (change) take out or remove

SamplesTake out the chicken after adding the vegetables.

Synonymstake out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)bus, cart away, cart off, cross off, cross out, delete, erase, haul away, haul off, kill, mark, obliterate, strike off, strike out, wipe out


4. take away (possession) take from a person or place

SamplesWe took the abused child away from its parents.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)take

5. take away (consumption) buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food

SamplesWe'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook.

Synonymstake out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)eat

6. take away (change) get rid of something abstract

SamplesThe death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage.
God takes away your sins.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)wash away

7. take away (change) take away a part from; diminish

SamplesHis bad manners detract from his good character.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

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