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Definition of "away" []

  • From a particular thing or place: ran away from the lion; sent the children away to boarding school. (adverb)
  • At or to a distance in space or time: We live a block away from the park. (adverb)
  • At or by a considerable interval: away back in the 17th century; away off on the horizon. (adverb)
  • In a different direction; aside: glanced away. (adverb)
  • On the way: We want to get away early in the day. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "away" in a sentence
  • "Obama\'s reaction, which was given through an interview with George Stephanopoulos, as translated by Paul Krugman today is: In short, \ "Run away, run away\"!"
  • "I thought of Dahmer's father on TV, wiping tears away with a sleeve, walking away  from the camera, holding an open palm up like a crossing guard, STOP."
  • "'Born in the USA, don't take our parents away' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Born in the USA, don\'t take our parents away\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Martin Andrade, 40, is a security officer from Chicago and is originally from Michoacan, Mexico."