away


away
a|way1 W1S1 [əˈweı] adv
[: Old English; Origin: onweg, aweg, from on + weg 'way']
1.) used to say that someone leaves a place or person, or stays some distance from a place or person
Go away!
Dinah was crying as she drove slowly away.
away from
Stay away from the fire.
2.) towards a different direction
She turned away and stared out of the window.
Charley blushed and looked away, embarrassed.
3.) if someone is away from school, work, or home, they are not there
= ↑absent
Simon is away with flu.
Kate is away on holiday.
away from
You must bring a note from your parents if you've been away from school.
4.) used to say how far it is to a place or thing
five miles/10 feet etc away
Geneva is about 20 miles away.
There's another hotel not far away.
away from
She was sitting ten feet away from the microphone.
five minutes/two hours etc away
The beach is only five minutes away (=it only takes five minutes to get there) .
5.) if an event is two days, three weeks etc away, it will happen after that period of time has passed
Christmas is only a month away.
6.) used to say how close someone is to achieving something or experiencing something
away from
At one stage, they were just two points away from victory.
7.) into or in a safe or enclosed place
Put your money away, I'm paying.
Thousands of archaeological treasures are being kept hidden away.
8.) used to show that something disappears or is removed
The music died away.
Ruben gave all his money away to charity.
Support for the Democrats has dropped away.
Cut away all the dead wood.
9.) used to emphasize that an action continues
Sue was singing away to herself in the bath.
They've been hammering away all day.
10.)used to say that someone spends the whole of a period of time doing something
You can dance the night away in one of Benidorm's many discos.
11.) if a team is playing away, it is playing a game at its opponent's field or sports hall
≠ ↑at home
Liverpool are playing away at Everton on Saturday.
far and away atfar1 (12), right away atright3 (2), straight away atstraight1 (7)
away 2
away2 adj [only before noun]
an away game or match is played at your opponent's field or sports hall
≠ ↑home

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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