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    make away with

    I was wondering whether "make away with" can be used in the context below.

    1. a. He made away with his old car and bought a new Mercedes.
    b. People often take some medication(s) to make away with headache.

    2. a. Tom made away with his lunch.
    b. Kids made away with their candies that they received at Halloween.

    3. a. The man, answering the description of the thief, was seen make away with his neighbor's car.
    b. He's had his car made away with.

    4. Police have made away with 4 in the riot.
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    Re: make away with

    3 a Is the only one I'd use, but I'd say 'making' there. It has the idea of stealing, takig without permission, so doesn't fit with the others, IMO.

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    Re: make away with

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    3 a Is the only one I'd use, but I'd say 'making' there. It has the idea of stealing, takig without permission, so doesn't fit with the others, IMO.
    Well, Webster states "make away with" has the following meanings:

    1. to get rid of
    2. to eat all of
    3. to steal
    4. to kill

    it doesn't include any examples though.

    It might be Americanism but it's not indicated so.

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