away


away
a•way
[[t]əˈweɪ[/t]] adv.
1) from this or that place; off:
to go away[/ex]
2) aside; to another place; in another direction:
to turn one's eyes away; to turn away customers[/ex]
3) far; apart:
away back; away from the subject[/ex]
4) out of one's possession or use:
to give money away[/ex]
5) in or into a place for storage or safekeeping:
filed away[/ex]
6) out of existence or notice; into extinction:
to fade away; to idle away the morning[/ex]
7) so as to be removed or separated:
to break away[/ex]
8) incessantly or relentlessly:
He kept hammering away[/ex]
9) without hesitation:
Fire away[/ex]
10) absent; gone:
to be away from home[/ex]
11) distant in place or time:
six miles away; Christmas is two months away[/ex]
12) immediately off and on one's way
13) spo played in a ballpark, arena, etc., other than a team's own, usu. at the ballpark or arena of the opponent:
away games[/ex]
14) spo baseball having been put out; out
Etymology: bef. 950; ME; OE aweg, reduction of on weg. See away

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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