Definitions of away
  1. adverb
    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”
    synonyms: off
  2. adverb
    from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)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”
    synonyms: forth, off
  3. adverb
    in a different direction
    “turn away one's face”
    “glanced away
    synonyms: aside
  4. adjective
    not present; having left
    “he's away right now”
    “you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
    not being in a specified place
  5. adjective
    used of an opponent's ground
    “an away game”
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    used of your own ground
  6. adjective
    (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
    “the pitch was away (or wide)”
    synonyms: outside
    not exact
  7. adverb
    from one's possession
    “gave away the tickets”
    synonyms: out
  8. adverb
    out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    “pushed all doubts away
    synonyms: aside
  9. adverb
    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. adverb
    in reserve; not for immediate use
    “has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day”
    synonyms: aside, by
  11. adverb
    so as to be removed or gotten rid of
    “cleared the mess away
    “the rotted wood had to be cut away
  12. adverb
    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
  13. adverb
    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”
  14. adverb
    freely or at will
    “fire away!”
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