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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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