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- To remove something and put it in a different place.
- Mother took our plates away and came back with some fruit for us to eat.
- To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
- The teacher took my mobile phone away until the end of the lesson.
- The new law will take away some important rights from immigrant residents.
- To subtract or diminish something.
- If I have five apples and you take away two, how many do I have left?
- To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
- I took away the impression that the play was under rehearsed.
- (of a person)To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
- The police took him away for questioning.
- I'm taking you away to the country for a rest. It's for your own good!
- (of a person)To prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.
- My job takes me away from home most weekends.
- Using the internet so much can take you away from your studies.
All senses are transitive and the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
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