- a|way1 [ ə`weı ] adverb ***1. ) in a different directiona ) moving so that you go farther from a person, place, or thing:When Sykes saw the police, he ran away.away from: People had been driven away from their homes by the invading army.b ) used for talking about the direction of a road, path, etc.:away from: A path led away from the back of the house.c ) turning or looking toward a different direction:Bruce was staring at her. She looked away, feeling suddenly shy and embarrassed.away from: He turned away from the window and walked over to the table.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.away from: I'm writing to ask Amy's parents why she's been away from school.away on vacation/business: Graham's away on vacation this week.go away (=leave your home for more than a day): I haven't seen our neighbors around they must have gone away somewhere.3. ) not near somethinga ) not near something or someone, especially because of danger:keep/stay away: Police have warned people to stay away from the area.away from: Keep away from the stove it's very hot.b ) far from people, places, or things, especially so that you feel separated from them:away from: It's nice to have a weekend away from the city.She's been away from her family for too long.4. ) used for showing distance or timea ) used for saying how far it is to a place:5 miles/100 yards etc. away: The nearest hospital is about eight miles away.away from: Robert's brother was standing only a few feet away from me.b ) used for saying how much time will pass before a date or event in the future:2 weeks/3 months etc. away: Final exams are less than three weeks away.5. ) gradually disappearing used for saying that something gradually disappears:The sound of their voices faded away into the distance.Martha's anger suddenly melted away.6. ) used for showing continuous activity usually progressive used for showing that someone does something continuously or for a long time:Molly was at her desk working away as usual.The children were all chattering away happily.7. ) in order to remove something used for showing that something is removed:The company should really pay to have all this garbage taken away.She wiped away her tears and tried to smile.8. ) changing from something used for showing that there is a change in people's opinions or ways of doing things:a move/shift away from: There has been a shift away from the old manufacturing industries toward high technology.move/shift away from: We're moving away from the idea that what's modern is necessarily good.9. ) in a safe or usual place in a safe place, or in the place where something is usually kept:store/hide something away: He's got lot of gold coins hidden away somewhere.put/clear something away: Put your toys away before you go to bed.10. ) used for showing where a game is played if a sports team plays away, they go to their opponents' ground to play a game. If they play in their own ground, they play at home.=> FAR 2Bawaya|way 2 [ ə`weı ] adjective only before nounan away game is one in which a team goes to their opponents' place to play. A home game is one in which a team plays in its own place.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.