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Definition of the verb take away

What does take away mean as a doing phrase?


  1. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
  2. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  3. take out or remove
  4. take from a person or place
  5. buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of take away: take out
    • more generic word: eat = eat a meal
  6. get rid of something abstract
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of take away: remove
    • more specific term: wash away = eliminate
  7. take away a part from; diminish

Alternative definition of the verb take away


  1. To remove something and put it in a different place.
  2. To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
  3. To subtract or diminish something.
  4. To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
  5. [context: of a person] To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
  6. [context: of a person] To prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.
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Other definitions of take away

What does take away also mean?


  1. See minus.


  1. "Take Away" is a song by American recording artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was written by Elliott and Timbaland for Elliott's third studio album Miss E... So Addictive and features production by Elliott, Timbaland and Craig Brockman along with guest vocals from R&B singer, Ginuwine. While the album version credits background vocals by 702 member, Kameelah Williams, the single version replaces Williams's vocals with then-newcomer Tweet.
  2. "Take Away" is the 2001 single by Missy Elliot featuring Ginuwine and introducing Tweet.


"Take Away" is a film.

  • country: Czech Republic
  • language: Czech Language
  • genre: Gay pornography
  • released on (15 years ago)

Phrases with Take Away

  1. Take Away From
  2. to take away

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Take Away

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Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

take away hiki, manatu, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Alabama Language (1993)

by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler

take away to take away (one object) from, subtract: Onayiisi to take away from (e.g. a job): istayapka. to take (more than one ) away from, subtract from: ifilohli, impihli. to take (one thing in a container, such as a ...

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Usage statistics about take away

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb take away:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb take away and its most common antonyms:

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Quotes about Take Away

Sometimes I would rather that people take away years from my life Than take away a moment. (Pearl Bailey)
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