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Definitions of away

  1. 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"
  2. out of the way ( especially away from one's thoughts); " brush the objections aside"; " pushed all doubts away"
  3. in a different direction; " turn aside"; " turn away one's face"; " glanced away"
  4. ( sport) used of an opponent's ground; " an away game"
  5. 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" the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; " went off to school"; " they drove off"; (` forth' is obsolete as in" go forth and preach")
  6. from one's possession; " he gave out money to the poor"; " gave away the tickets"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. freely or at will; " fire away!"
  11. away from home or business; " he didn't leave an away phone number"
  12. not present; having left; " he's away right now"; " you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"; " everyone is gone now"; " the departed guests"
  13. distant in either space or time; " the town is a mile away"; " a country far away"; " the game is a week away"
  14. ( of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; " the pitch was away ( or wide)"; " an outside pitch"
  15. from a particular thing or place or position (` forth' is obsolete); " ran away from the lion"; " wanted to get away from there"; " sent the children away to boarding school"; " the teacher waved the children away from the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".
  16. so as to be removed or gotten rid of; " cleared the mess away"; " the rotted wood had to be cut away"
  17. From a place; hence.
  18. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
  19. Aside; off; in another direction.
  20. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  21. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
  22. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
  23. Begone! depart.
  24. Absent; at a distance; out of existence; off; removed; remote; in another direction; continuously; as, he worked away.
  25. Out of the way: absent.
  26. Begone!-( I cannot) AWAY WITH- bear or endure: AWAY WITH ( him)- take away: ( make) AWAY WITH- destroy.
  27. At a distance; absent.
  28. At or to a distance; off; absent; aside; on and on continuously.
  29. Absent; at a distance; apart.
  30. Begone; away with, cannot bear or endure; to make away with, to destroy; away- going, leaving.
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Usage examples for away

  1. Why Bet, I told you to put the fan away. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  2. But don't go away. – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  3. Can't give myself away! – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. He looked at her again, then looked away. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. He is gone away from Shetland, and no one is sorry for that. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  6. If you'd gone away with him and made him happy. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  7. She had not gone away to stay, of course. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  8. Go away a little, and I'll- I'll be all right." – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  9. You are really going away? – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  10. Leave him to me and go away." – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  11. Did you run away this morning? – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  12. Let me tak' you away. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. Did they take any away? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  14. Perhaps- Would you go away from here? – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  15. Before I came away. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. Get away, will you? – An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids by Anthony Trollope
  17. You must not think of going away! – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  18. So let us give it away. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. I did not think you would be; but if you are I will go away again. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
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