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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (7)

1. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state;
- Example: "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"
- Example: "The car carried us off to the meeting"
- Example: "I'll take you away on a holiday"
- Example: "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
[syn: take away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off]

2. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;
- Example: "remove a threat"
- Example: "remove a wrapper"
- Example: "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
- Example: "take the gun from your pocket"
- Example: "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
[syn: remove, take, take away, withdraw]

3. take out or remove;
- Example: "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
[syn: take away, take out]

4. take from a person or place;
- Example: "We took the abused child away from its parents"

5. buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food;
- Example: "We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook"
[syn: take out, take away]

6. get rid of something abstract;
- Example: "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"
- Example: "God takes away your sins"
[syn: remove, take away]

7. take away a part from; diminish;
- Example: "His bad manners detract from his good character"
[syn: take away, detract]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

take away v 1: 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" [syn: take away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry off] [ant: bring, convey, fetch, get] 2: 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" [syn: remove, take, take away, withdraw] 3: take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables" [syn: take away, take out] [ant: add] 4: take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents" 5: 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" [syn: take out, take away] 6: get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins" [syn: remove, take away] 7: take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character" [syn: take away, detract]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "take away": abate, abrade, abridge, abstract, bate, belittle, bereave, bleed, carry away, carry off, cart away, curtail, cut off, decrease, deduct, delocalize, depreciate, deprive, deprive of, derogate, detract, diminish, discount, disentitle, dislodge, disparage, displace, divest, drain, draw back, ease one of, eat away, erode, extract, file away, impair, knock off, lay aside, leach, lessen, lighten one of, manhandle, milk, mine, move, purify, put aside, reduce, refine, relocate, remove, retrench, rub away, send, separate, set aside, shift, shorten, shunt, side, subduct, subtract, take, take away from, take from, take off, take out, tap, thin, thin out, wear away, weed, withdraw, write off