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'away' - used as an adjective
1. not present; having left
he's away right now
you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
2. used of an opponent's ground
an away game
3. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
the pitch was away

'away' - used as a adverb
4. from a particular thing or place or position
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
5. from one's possession
gave away the tickets
6. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
pushed all doubts away
7. out of existence
the music faded away
tried to explain away the affair of the letter
idled the hours away
her fingernails were worn away
8. at a distance in space or time
the boat was 5 miles away
the party is still 2 weeks away
away back in the 18th century
9. 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
10. so as to be removed or gotten rid of
cleared the mess away
the rotted wood had to be cut away
11. freely or at will
fire away!
12. 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
13. in a different direction
turn away one's face
glanced away
14. in reserve; not for immediate use
has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day
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