Meaning of “take sth away” in the English Dictionary

"take sth away" in British English

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take sth away

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

(REMOVE)

B2 to remove something:

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

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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 particular message or piece of information from something you read or are told :

What I took away from his talk is that going to university is definitely worth it.

(FOOD)

B1 UK US take out to buy food in a restaurant and eat it somewhere else:

Is that to eat in or take away?

(Definition of “take sth away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"take sth away" in Business English

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take sth away

phrasal verb with take uk /teɪk/ us 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!

(Definition of “take sth away” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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