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make away

verb (intransitive, adverb)
to depart in haste
make away with
  1. to steal or abduct
  2. to kill, destroy, or get rid of
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  • He felt that he must have relief, or he would do that which a wild Indian never does—make away with himself.

  • When they are bigger they have the hounds after them to hunt them down and make away with them.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • It seems she hath had long melancholy upon her, and hath endeavoured to make away with herself often.

  • They tried to frighten us by threatening to make away with you.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • But Saul pursued David openly, after failing in repeated secret attempts to make away with him.

    A Brief Bible History James Oscar Boyd
  • Jonathan is in league with Sir Rowland to make away with you.

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III) W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • Not believing that he should be able to make away with them by open force, he determined to see what he could do by treachery.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Johnson: "Yes, and she desired me to make away with the bag."

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • An abbess who had dilapidated, or had begun to make away with the property of the monastery, was lately given into custody.

  • Why should Sir Florian make away, in perpetuity, with his family property?

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope

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