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make away with (someone or something)

To escape with someone or something that has been stolen, snatched, etc. The thieves busted the ATM and made away with the cash inside. Sorry, the dog made away with the last burger—snatched it right from the table. The fearsome beast made away with the princess. We've called on all able-bodied knights to mount a rescue.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make away with

v.
To steal something: The robbers made away with $2,000 from the store.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make away with

1. To carry off; steal.
2. To use up or consume.
3. To kill or destroy.
See also: away, make
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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