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bring away

1. To learn something valuable, typically in a formal or structured setting. A noun can be used between "bring" and "away" or after "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 can be used between "bring" and "away" or after "away." Please bring that tray away before the flies start nibbling the leftover sandwiches.
See also: away, bring

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.
See also: away, bring
References in classic literature ?
I got on board the ship as before, and prepared a second raft; and, having had experience of the first, I neither made this so unwieldy, nor loaded it so hard, but yet I brought away several things very useful to me; as first, in the carpenters stores I found two or three bags full of nails and spikes, a great screw- jack, a dozen or two of hatchets, and, above all, that most useful thing called a grindstone.
I had the biggest magazine of all kinds now that ever was laid up, I believe, for one man: but I was not satisfied still, for while the ship sat upright in that posture, I thought I ought to get everything out of her that I could; so every day at low water I went on board, and brought away something or other; but particularly the third time I went I brought away as much of the rigging as I could, as also all the small ropes and rope-twine I could get, with a piece of spare canvas, which was to mend the sails upon occasion, and the barrel of wet gunpowder.
lose poor Foulata's basket in which you brought away the diamonds.
Pontellier gave his wife half of the money which he had brought away from Klein's hotel the evening before.
Tarzan dropped his eyes to the ingot he had brought away with him.
How lucky it was you brought away that wonderful Cap
I left the Belgian only worthless stones, while I brought away with me the jewels he had stolen from you.
She went to the mountains where the Sorcerer had lived and brought away everything she thought of value.
Mr Chester held the bed-curtain farther back, and looked at him with a vague impression that he was some maniac, who had not only broken open the door of his place of confinement, but had brought away the lock.
I've brought away an address," he said, pulling out of his pocket without haste a singed rag of dark blue cloth.
The Reverend brought away a pretty high opinion of Cholley as a manly young fellow, with stuff in him for a useful citizen; he considered him rather a rough gem, but a gem, nevertheless.
Ogg's this morning, and brought away a slight infection of dulness.
I was two or three times in a house where we saw a good quantity of prohibited goods, and my companion once brought away three pieces of Dutch black silk that turned to good account, and I had my share of it; but in all the journeys I made by myself, I could not get an opportunity to do anything, so I laid it aside, for I had been so often, that they began to suspect something, and were so shy, that I saw nothing was to be done.
So, in short, he divided it with me, and I brought away thirty guineas, besides about forty-three which I had stole privately, which I was sorry for afterward, because he was so generous.
Why had he not made a descent into the hostile vale, and brought away some trophy of his victory--some materials for the cannibal entertainment which I had heard usually terminated every engagement?