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take away

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to remove (something) from a person, animal, or place.
They cut down the tree and took the pieces away.When you insulted him like that, you took away his pride.Her father took away her phone for one week as a punishment.The dog bit the boy when the boy tried to take away its bone.
definition 2: to remove (a person) from their home or other place and bring them to a facility for care, treatment, or confinement, such as a prison, hospital, foster home, or mental institution.
An ambulance came and took the injured motorists away.The people came from social services and took the children away.
definition 3: (informal) to subtract one number or value from another.
If you take away 8 from 12, you get four.