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

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

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • The latter also recovered of his bites, and meditated how he should make away with Snarleyyow.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • But refuse me again as you have refused me now, and I will make away with myself.

    The Sorrows of Satan Marie Corelli
  • Jonathan is in league with Sir Rowland to make away with you.

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III) W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • This gave him a ready pretext to make away with his enemies.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • Johnson: "Yes, and she desired me to make away with the bag."

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Why should Sir Florian make away, in perpetuity, with his family property?

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope
  • He would not have hesitated to make away with her, but that he dared not.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • Wilt thou allow her to make away with spiritual resolutions!

    Franz Liszt James Huneker

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