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take sth away

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

B2 to ​remove something: Take these ​chairs away - we don't need them. Supermarkets are taking ​business away fromsmalllocalshops.

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  • (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.
  • (LEARN)

to get a ​particularmessage or ​piece of ​information from something you ​read or are told : What I took away from his ​talk is that going to ​university is ​definitelyworth it.
  • (FOOD)

B1 UK (US take out) to ​buyfood in a ​restaurant and ​eat it ​somewhereelse: Is that to ​eat in or take away?
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take sth away

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
to ​remove something: The ​federalgovernment 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 ​rateincreases have taken impetus away from ​housingdemand.
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 ​combinedpayoff 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!
(Definition of take sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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