|1.||[ verb ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract|
|Synonyms:||remove take withdraw|
"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"
|Related terms:||draw dig extract shed unpack take_off draw dislodge withdraw clean scoop wipe_off de-iodinate clear tear_away skim amputate take_out draw_off muck clear knock_out lift strip empty unsaddle discharge aspirate degas aspirate pick leach brush draw wash strip flick strip clear_out unhinge seed dredge bone defang disembowel shell hull shuck clean tusk dehorn crumb scalp enucleate chip_away lift string enucleate exenterate unburden tip harvest burl ream desorb pull demineralise eliminate winnow defuse ablate wear_away extirpate stem decorticate strip scale circumcise undock shell excavate hypophysectomize scavenge clean resect unstring weed shuck unveil leach bail_out condense husk lift unsling bur clean pit delete ladle spoon gut clear_off de-ionate unbrace depilate decarbonize delouse strip head bail detoxify decalcify subtract removal withdrawal|
|2.||[ verb ] remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state|
|Synonyms:||carry_away bear_away carry_off bear_off|
"The car carried us off to the meeting" "I'll take you away on a holiday" "I got carried away"
|Related terms:||bring remove whisk_off spirit_away spirit_away leave|
|3.||[ verb ] take out or remove|
"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
|Related terms:||add remove cross_off kill cart_off erase bus|
|4.||[ verb ] take from a person or place|
"We took the abused child away from its parents"
|5.||[ verb ] get rid of something abstract|
"The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage" "God takes away your sins"
|6.||[ verb ] (food) 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"
|Related terms:||eat takeout|
|7.||[ verb ] take away a part from; diminish|
"His bad manners detract from his good character"
|Related terms:||reduce detraction|