going away

Definitions of going away
  1. noun
    the act of departing
    synonyms: departure, going, leaving
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    Dunkerque
    an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
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    breaking away
    departing hastily
    farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting
    the act of departing politely
    French leave
    an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)
    disappearance, disappearing
    the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
    withdrawal
    the act of withdrawing
    sailing
    the departure of a vessel from a port
    boarding, embarkation, embarkment
    the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    exit
    the act of going out
    despatch, dispatch, shipment
    the act of sending off something
    takeoff
    a departure; especially of airplanes
    valediction
    the act of saying farewell
    vanishing
    a sudden disappearance from sight
    effacement, self-effacement
    withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
    retreat
    the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
    retirement, retreat
    withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
    evacuation
    the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection
    decampment
    breaking camp
    abandonment, defection, desertion
    withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    pullback
    (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)
    retreat
    (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    receding, recession
    the act of becoming more distant
    reshipment
    the act of shipping again (especially by transferring to another ship)
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
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