take away meaning


    Definition of take away in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGtakes awayPRtaking awayPTtook awayPPtaken away
    1. To remove something and put it in a different place.
      1. Mother took our plates away and came back with some fruit for us to eat. ‎
    2. To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
      1. The teacher took my mobile phone away until the end of the lesson. ‎
      2. The new law will take away some important rights from immigrant residents. ‎
      3. The doctor gave me pills to take away the pain. ‎
    3. To subtract or diminish something.
      1. If I have five apples and you take away two, how many do I have left? ‎
    4. To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
      1. I took away the impression that the play was under rehearsed. ‎
    5. (of a person) To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
      1. The police took him away for questioning. ‎
      2. I'm taking you away to the country for a rest. It's for your own good! ‎
    6. (of a person) To prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.
      1. My job takes me away from home most weekends. ‎
      2. Using the internet so much can take you away from your studies. ‎
  • Preposition
    1. minus.
      1. Five take away two is three.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop. – John Webster
      • he new law will take away some important rights from immigrant residents. ‎
      • Even the rain couldn't take away from the excitement of the match.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (away)
      • Prepositions
        • Verbs
          • Phrasal verbs
            • Phrasal verbs with particle (away)
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        Meaning of take away for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "take away" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb.
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