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2 definitions found
 for take away
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  take away
      v 1: remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or
           emotional state; transport into a new location or state;
           "Their 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" [syn: take away, bear
           off, bear away, carry away, carry off] [ant:
           bring, convey, fetch, get]
      2: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking
         off, or remove something abstract; "remove 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" [syn: remove, take, take away,
      3: take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the
         vegetables" [syn: take away, take out] [ant: add]
      4: take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away
         from its parents"
      5: 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" [syn: take out, take away]
      6: get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother
         removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away
         your sins" [syn: remove, take away]
      7: take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract
         from his good character" [syn: take away, detract]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "take away":
     abate, abrade, abridge, abstract, bate, belittle, bereave, bleed,
     carry away, carry off, cart away, curtail, cut off, decrease,
     deduct, delocalize, depreciate, deprive, deprive of, derogate,
     detract, diminish, discount, disentitle, dislodge, disparage,
     displace, divest, drain, draw back, ease one of, eat away, erode,
     extract, file away, impair, knock off, lay aside, leach, lessen,
     lighten one of, manhandle, milk, mine, move, purify, put aside,
     reduce, refine, relocate, remove, retrench, rub away, send,
     separate, set aside, shift, shorten, shunt, side, subduct,
     subtract, take, take away from, take from, take off, take out, tap,
     thin, thin out, wear away, weed, withdraw, write off

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