make away with

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make away with

  1. To steal.
    Thieves made away with £50,000 of jewellery in last night's heist.
  2. To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to dissipate.


  • 1843 Past and Present, book 2, ch. 1, Jocelin of Brakelond
    the Dominus Rex, at departing, gave us 'thirteen sterlingii,' one shilling and one penny, to say a mass for him; and so departed (...)! 'Thirteen pence sterling,' this was what the Convent got from Lackland, for all the victuals he and his had made away with. We of course said our mass for him (...)