take (something) away from something

take (something) away from (someone/something) to reduce the praise earned by a person or group.

She did a lot to help people, and no one should ever try to take that away from her.

We made some mistakes, but I don't want to take anything away from Iowa State — they played a great game.


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  • take (something) away from someone — take (something) away from (someone/something) to reduce the praise earned by a person or group. She did a lot to help people, and no one should ever try to take that away from her. We made some mistakes, but I don t want to take anything away… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (something) away from — (someone/something) to reduce the praise earned by a person or group. She did a lot to help people, and no one should ever try to take that away from her. We made some mistakes, but I don t want to take anything away from Iowa State they played a …   New idioms dictionary

  • take sth away — UK US take sth away Phrasal Verb with take({{}}/teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken) ► to remove something: »The federal government threatened to take away $1 billion in highway funds. take sth away from sb/sth »The amendments are not really taking any… …   Financial and business terms

  • take away from (something) — 1. to reduce something. You know the company will cut jobs because it will not allow anything to take away from profits. 2. to make something less important. I don t want to take away from his achievement, but I think he should have thanked his… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take away from — ˌtake a ˈway from [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they take away from he/she/it takes away from present participle taking away from past tense took away from …   Useful english dictionary

  • take away from something — ˌtake aˈway from sth derived no passive to make the effort or value of sth seem less Syn: detract from • I don t want to take away from his achievements, but he couldn t have done it without my help. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take away from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms take away from : present tense I/you/we/they take away from he/she/it takes away from present participle taking away from past tense took away from past participle taken away from informal take away from… …   English dictionary

  • take away from — PHRASAL VERB If something takes away from an achievement, success, or quality, or takes something away from it, it makes it seem lower in value or worth than it should be. [V P P n] It s starting to rain again. Not enough to take away from the… …   English dictionary

  • take away from — verb To make something seem not so good or interesting. Even the rain couldnt take away from the excitement of the match …   Wiktionary

  • take something off — 1) remove clothing from one s or another s body she took off her cardigan 2) deduct part of an amount 3) choose to have a period away from work I took the next day off …   Useful english dictionary

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