away meaning

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away adverb
1. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
Related: off, forth
  • "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"
  • "go forth and preach"
2. from one's possession
Related: out
  • "he gave out money to the poor"
  • "gave away the tickets"
3. 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"
4. 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"
5. so as to be removed or gotten rid of
  • "cleared the mess away"
  • "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
6. freely or at will
  • "fire away!"
7. 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"
8. in a different direction
Related: aside
  • "turn aside"
  • "turn away one's face"
  • "glanced away"
away adjective
1. used of an opponent's ground
Antonyms: home(a)
  • "an away game"
2. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
Related: outside
  • "the pitch was away (or wide)"
  • "an outside pitch"
off adverb
1. at a distance in space or time
Related: away
  • "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"
  • "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"
  • "away back in the 18th century"
aside adverb
1. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Related: away
  • "brush the objections aside"
  • "pushed all doubts away"
2. in reserve; not for immediate use
Related: by, away
  • "started setting aside money to buy a car"
  • "put something by for her old age"
  • "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
away(p) adjective
1. not present; having left
  • "he's away right now"
  • "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"
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