take away

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To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
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The new law will take away some important rights from immigrant residents.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'take away':

take awayTo remove something and put it in a different place.
take awayTo subtract or diminish something.
take awayTo leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
take awayTo make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
take awayTo prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.
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