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take away

Translation of take away in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
    (carry away)
    he took the empty dishes away
    retiró or se llevó los platos vacíos
    not to be taken away
    (on book)
    para consulta en sala
    (lead off) (person)
    (remove, confiscate) (possession)
    to take away somebody's hopes
    quitarle las esperanzas a alguien
    to take something away from somebody
    quitarle or (in Southern Cone also) sacarle algo a alguien
    he took the ball away from the children
    les quitó la pelota a los niños
    her children were taken away from her
    le quitaron a los niños
    they took their children away from the school
    sacaron a los niños del colegio
    1.4 (erase, obliterate) See examples: this will take the pain/taste away
    con esto se te pasará or se te quitará el dolor/gusto
    nothing can take away my memories of that trip
    nada me puede quitar el recuerdo de aquel viaje
    1.5 (Mathematics)34 take away 13 equals 21
    34 menos 13 es igual a 21
    if you take away 13 from 34 …
    si a 34 le restas 13 …
  • 2verb + object + adverbtake it away! [colloquial]
  • 3verb + adverb + object
    (British English) (food)
    to eat here or take away?
    ¿para comer aquí o para llevar?
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