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make away with someone or something

 and make off with someone or something
to take someone or something away; to make someone or something disappear. The robber made away with the jewelry. The maid quickly made off with the children. We only saw them for a moment.
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make away with

1. Carry off, steal, as in The burglars made away with all their jewelry. [Late 1600s]
2. Use up, consume, as in The boys made away with all the sandwiches. This usage was first recorded in 1843.
3. Kill, destroy, as in We decided to make away with the old horse. [c. 1500] Also see do away with, def. 2.
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make away with

v.
To steal something: The robbers made away with $2,000 from the store.
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make away with

1. To carry off; steal.
2. To use up or consume.
3. To kill or destroy.
See also: away, make