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Away

Definition

[adv] from a particular thing or place or position; "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; (`forth' is obsolete as in"go forth and preach")
[adv] from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
[adv] in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day"
[adv] out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
[adv] out of existence; "the music faded away"; "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder; "idled the hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away"
[adv] indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"
[adv] in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
[adv] in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping); "put the toys away"; "her jewels are locked away in a safe"; "filed the letter away"
[adv] at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away back in the 18th century"
[adv] so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
[adv] freely or at will; "fire away!"
[adj] (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
[adj] (sport) used of an opponent's ground; "an away game"


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