take away from

If something takes away from an achievement, success, or quality, or takes something away from it, it makes it seem lower in value or worth than it should be.

[V P P n] `It's starting to rain again.' - `Not enough to take away from the charm of the scene.'...

[V n P P n] The victory looks rather hollow. That takes nothing away from the courage and skill of the fighting forces.

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  • To take away — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Away — A*way , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster] The sound is going away. Shak. [1913 Webster] Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Away with — Away A*way , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster] The sound is going away. Shak. [1913 Webster] Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Absent; gone; at a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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