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English definition of “take sth away”

take sth away

(CALCULATE) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
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.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
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