take from

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take something from someone

1. Lit. to remove something from someone's possession. Jimmy took Tim's cookie from him. Please don't take my money from me.
2. Fig. to endure abuse from someone. I cannot take any more from you! Tom could not take any more bad treatment from Alice.
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take something from something

to subtract something from something; to remove something from something. Take ten from twenty and see what you have left. If you take the lettuce out of the salad, what do you have left?
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