[əˈweɪ] adv I
1) in a different direction in a direction that takes you further from a person, place, or thing
When Sykes saw the police, he ran away.[/ex]
Bruce was staring at her, but she looked away.[/ex]
Please move away from the doors.[/ex]
2) not in your usual place not at home, or not at the place where you work or study
My brother looks after the farm while I'm away.[/ex]
Graham's away on holiday this week.[/ex]
Amy has spent a lot of time away from school.[/ex]
3) not near at a distance from someone or something
The nearest hospital is 30 miles away.[/ex]
Keep away from the stove – it's very hot.[/ex]
4) removing sth used for showing that something is removed
We need to have this rubbish taken away.[/ex]
She wiped away her tears.[/ex]
5) after a period of time used for saying how much time will pass before something happens
The examinations are less than three weeks away.[/ex]
6) gradually disappearing used for saying that something gradually disappears
The sound of their voices faded away into the distance.[/ex]
7) doing sth continuously doing something continuously or for a long time
Molly was at her desk working away as usual.[/ex]
8) in a safe or usual place in a safe place, or in the place where something is usually kept
Put your toys away before you go to bed.[/ex]
9) at an opponents' ground going to an opponents' ground to play a game
away [əˈweɪ]
an away game is one in which a team goes to their opponents' ground to play

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