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bring away

1. To learn something valuable, typically in a formal or structured setting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "away." I brought away a few new breathing techniques from that yoga class. My friend brought a lot of helpful tips away from that cooking class. I think I'm going to try it next time.
2. To move an object or item away from something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "away." Please bring that tray away before the flies start nibbling the leftover sandwiches.
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bring something away

 (from something)
1. to come away from some event with some important insight or information. I brought some valuable advice away from the lecture. She brought away some valuable advice from the meeting.
2. to move something away from something. (A request to move something away from something and toward the requester.) Bring the pitcher of water away from the fireplace. Bring away the pitcher from the fireplace when you get up.
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What does it do: Dioscorides states that an infusion of the plant 'brings away both child and afterbirth and whatsoever a careless midwife hath left behind' and also recommended it as an antidote to poison and as treatment for asthma, rickets, ruptures and convulsions.
The analyst brings away from user interviews much more than the checked boxes and brief notes on a form.
The groundwater seeps along the path and brings away the static sediment, changing it into flowing sediment, while the pore ratio at the same position increases; at the same moment, sediment along the path enters into the water gradually, which makes it difficult for sediment's entering later on; thus, the pore ratio of the following distance is small, showing a gradual decrease of the pore ratio along the distance at the same time.
After Lawrence's death, "Frieda remembered the shape of his feet in the slippers which lay neatly under his bed and she was struck by a face from which all suffering had been wiped." The main impression one brings away from Death & the Author is of Lawrence's immense courage.
The main thing that one brings away from these volumes is not so much the splendor of the fiction or poetry--although it's obvious that Langston Hughes was one of America's most original poets, most of the fiction can't hold a light to the masters of the period.
If it brings away a little oil from your nose and chin, you have combination skin.