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take away

vb (tr, adverb)
to deduct; subtract: take away four from nine to leave five.
prep
minus: nine take away four is five.
adj
1. (Cookery) (of food or drink)sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeaway meal.
2. (Cookery) preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeaway Indian restaurant.
n
3. (Cookery) a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeaway.
4. (Cookery) a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'll have a Chinese takeaway tonight to save cooking.
Also (for senses 3–6): carry-out (Scot) or takeout (US and Canadian)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.take away - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional statetake away - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
spirit away - carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
spirit away, spirit off - carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
whisk away, whisk off - take away quickly and suddenly
fetch, bring, get, convey - go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
2.take away - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
depilate, epilate - remove body hair; "epilate her legs"
harvest - remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation; "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"
tip - remove the tip from; "tip artichokes"
stem - remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
extirpate - surgically remove (an organ)
enucleate - remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
exenterate - remove the contents of (an organ)
enucleate - remove the nucleus from (a cell)
decorticate - remove the cortex of (an organ)
bail - remove (water) from a vessel with a container
undress, disinvest, divest, strip - remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"
ablate - remove an organ or bodily structure
clean, pick - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
winnow - blow away or off with a current of air; "winnow chaff"
pick - remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
clear up, clear - free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
muck - remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
tear away, tear off - rip off violently and forcefully; "The passing bus tore off her side mirror"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
stone, pit - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
seed - remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"
unhinge - remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"
shuck - remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"
hull - remove the hulls from; "hull the berries"
crumb - remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"
chip away, chip away at - remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
burl - remove the burls from cloth
knock out - destroy or break forcefully; "The windows were knocked out"
scavenge, clean - remove unwanted substances from
hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize - remove the pituitary glands
degas - remove gas from
husk, shell - remove the husks from; "husk corn"
bur, burr - remove the burrs from
clear away, clear off - remove from sight
flick - remove with a flick (of the hand)
dismantle, strip - take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
strip - remove a constituent from a liquid
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
defang - remove the fangs from; "defang the poisonous snake"
debone, bone - remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
disembowel, eviscerate, draw - remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
shuck - remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
detusk, tusk - remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant"
dehorn - prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
weed - clear of weeds; "weed the garden"
condense - remove water from; "condense the milk"
bale out, bail out - remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
leach, strip - remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
detoxicate, detoxify - remove poison from; "detoxify the soil"
de-ionate - remove ions from; "ionate thyroxine"
de-iodinate - remove iodine from; "de-iodinate the thyroxine"
decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke - remove carbon from (an engine)
3.take away - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
bus - remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
obliterate, wipe out, kill - mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
cross off, cross out, strike off, strike out, mark - remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
delete, erase - wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
cart away, cart off, haul away, haul off - take away by means of a vehicle; "They carted off the old furniture"
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
4.take away - take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
5.take away - buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; "We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
6.take away - get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
wash away - eliminate; "wash away all the differences"
7.take away - take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

take

verb
1. To obtain possession or control of:
Slang: cop.
2. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase:
Informal: bag.
Slang: nail.
3. To become affected with a disease:
4. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:
catch, hit on (or upon), surprise.
Informal: hit.
5. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
6. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
7. To cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach:
8. To admit to one's possession, presence, or awareness:
9. To engage in sexual relations with:
10. To receive (something given or offered) willingly and gladly.Also used with up:
11. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right:
12. To go aboard (a means of transport):
13. To have as a need or prerequisite:
14. To obtain from another source:
15. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
16. To perform a function effectively:
17. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
18. To understand in a particular way:
19. To cause to come along with oneself:
20. To move (something) from a position occupied:
21. To take away (a quantity) from another quantity.Also used with off:
Informal: knock off.
22. Informal. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
phrasal verb
take after
To be similar to, as in appearance:
Chiefly Regional: favor.
phrasal verb
take away
To move (something) from a position occupied:
phrasal verb
take back
1. To occupy or take again:
2. To send, put, or carry back to a former location:
3. To disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally:
phrasal verb
take down
1. To cause to descend:
2. To take (something) apart:
phrasal verb
take in
1. To allow admittance, as to a group:
3. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
4. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
phrasal verb
take off
1. To take from one's own person:
2. To move (something) from a position occupied:
3. Slang. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: blow, split.
4. To rise up in flight:
lift (off).
phrasal verb
take on
1. To take upon oneself:
3. To obtain the use or services of:
Idiom: put on the payroll.
4. To enter into conflict with:
Idiom: do battle with.
5. Informal. To worry over trifles:
6. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
phrasal verb
take out
1. To move (something) from a position occupied:
2. Informal. To be with another person socially on a regular basis:
phrasal verb
take over
1. To seize and move into by force:
2. To take upon oneself:
3. To free from a specific duty by acting as a substitute:
phrasal verb
take to
To find agreeable:
Chiefly British: conceit.
phrasal verb
take up
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To begin or go on after an interruption:
3. To be occupied or concerned with:
5. To take in (moisture or liquid):
6. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally:
Informal: soak (up).
7. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
noun
1. The amount of money collected as admission, especially to a sporting event:
2. Slang. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Archaic: assay.
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