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English definition of “take sth away”

take sth away

phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
to remove something: The federal government threatened to take away $1 billion in highway funds .take sth away from sb/sth The amendments are not really taking any power away from the Civil Service . The Bank's rate increases have taken impetus away from housing demand .
to make money from something: They will take away $45m if the shares are sold at the top end of the range . After the disposal , the directors took away a combined payoff of £2.9m.
to learn something from an experience or activity : take sth away from sth If there is one thing that people should take away from Black Tuesday , it is that we need regulators . What do you hope people will take away from this?
to subtract one number or amount from another: 200 take away 189 doesn't leave very much!
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