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English definition of “take sth away”

take sth away

verb uk phrasal verb with take   /teɪk/ (took, taken) us  

(REMOVE)

B2 to remove something: Take these chairs away - we don't need them. Supermarkets are taking business away from small local shops.

(CALCULATE)

B1 to subtract a number (= remove it from another number): Four take away two is two. If you take 4 away from 12 you get 8.

(FOOD)

B1 UK to buy food in a restaurant and eat it somewhere else: Is that to eat in or take away?
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