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TAKE A POWDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take a powder mean? 

TAKE A POWDER (verb)
  The verb TAKE A POWDER has 1 sense:

1. disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)

  Familiarity information: TAKE A POWDER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE A POWDER (verb)


Sense 1take a powder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

skip town; take a powder

Hypernyms (to "take a powder" is one way to...):

disappear; go away; vanish (get lost, as without warning or explanation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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