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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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