make away

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to depart in haste

  2. make away with

    • to steal or abduct

    • to kill, destroy, or get rid of

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How to use make away in a sentence

  • They must not, however, in any case shed blood, and dare only make away with their victim by strangling.

  • He had been known to make away with the materials of Lolly's detestable occupation when he got the chance.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • Quiroga had seen the elevation of Rosas with ill-concealed disgust, and the new Dictator resolved to make away with him.

    Argentina | W. A. Hirst
  • Far more would they have been pleased to see the animals turn tail, and make away from them.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
  • The farmer and Rhoda, deeming that there had been a show of inhospitality, pressed him to make away with this forlorn remainder.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith