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Dictionary definition for: Away

1. (r) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth" is obsolete) "ran away from the lion" "wanted to get away from there" "sent the children away to boarding school" "the teacher waved the children away from the dead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" "went off to school"

2. (r) from one''s possession; "he gave out money to the poor" "gave away the tickets"

3. (a) used of an opponent''s ground; "an away game"

4. (r) out of the way (especially away from one''s thoughts) "brush the objections aside" "pushed all doubts away"

5. (s) (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide) "an outside pitch"

6. (r) 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"

7. (r) 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"

8. (r) 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"

9. (r) so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away" "the rotted wood had to be cut away"

10. (r) freely or at will; "fire away!"

11. (r) 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"

12. (r) in a different direction; "turn aside" "turn away one''s face" "glanced away"

13. (r) in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car" "put something by for her old age" "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day"

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