Adjective "away" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


To or at a distance from a particular place or person.
  1. 'they walked away from the vicarage in silence'
  2. 'I rolled over on the air mattress and pushed us away from the edge of the pool.'
  3. 'In the same way in a pub a ventilation system bringing in fresh air over the bar will push smoke away from staff.'
  4. 'It was only then that the police stepped in, as they pushed the crowd away from the two lawyers.'
  5. 'He tried to give her a kiss on the cheek but she resisted his advance and pushed him away from her face briskly.'
  6. 'I crawled away from the mess and moved toward the door at the back of the stage.'
  7. 'Several of the injured kids began to cry out in pain or crawl away from the gun shots.'
  8. 'He also saw three or four masked men scurry away from the bank under cover of the smoke.'
  9. 'The policeman refused to answer and instead pinned my arms behind my back and pushed me away from him.'
  10. 'I picked at the vegetables, ate the potato, and then pushed the plate away from me.'
  11. 'In response, the girl just cowered away from him, crawling backwards on her hands and knees.'
  12. 'when he was ten or twelve feet away he stopped'
  13. 'Bus passengers prefer to wait under the hot sun, a good distance away from the waiting sheds.'
  14. 'I ended up in Dyce, which is a nice part of the town, granted, but it's about four miles away from my house.'
  15. 'I saw the cardboard blow apart as the flash went off about ten feet away.'
  16. 'They managed to catch Power a short distance away and asked him what he had been doing.'
  17. 'Many lived a great distance away from any village or town and so were unable to attend regular school.'
  18. 'A little distance away from them was an elderly gentleman accompanied by his wife.'
  19. 'Princes Street, just a short distance away, had to endure only a few tens of thousand shoppers due to the bad weather!'
  20. 'I said nothing until I reached her, stopping a few feet away, out of the reach of her hands.'
  21. 'Some students move in and then realise the nearest bus stop is three miles away.'
  22. 'I then looked to my right and saw that I was about ten feet away from a bus stop.'
  23. 'the wedding is only weeks away'
  24. 'A future more than ten minutes away doesn't really exist for a three year old.'
  25. 'Then there are areas with great potential for the future such as genetics but that potential is years away.'
  26. 'It was a hard shoot because we were basically housed in a small village about four hours away from Shanghai.'
  27. 'First blood went to Ripon in the month's relegation battle with the return fixture two weeks away.'
  28. 'They stay around for the free junkets and spend the associations' money when they are three to four days away from home.'
  29. 'She turned to look back and stepped in an empty space where the board had fallen away.'
  30. 'Southward the land drops away to a vast plain suitable for livestock and plantation farming.'
  31. 'It is proposed to put kinetic fencing in place on the hillside to prevent anymore land sliding away.'
  32. 'It was rotting, like the rest of the building, and parts of the wood had fallen away completely.'
  33. 'Continue north from Froswick and the land falls steeply away on both sides of the ridge.'
  34. 'At the bottom, a tall rift dropped away from the far side of a small chamber and we dived into it at different levels to find the way on.'
  35. 'They following year it went up to 4,633 but has fallen away gradually ever since.'
  36. 'the Museum has shifted its emphasis away from research towards exhibitions'
  37. 'He endures it for as long as he can before again turning his attention away from the road.'
  38. 'It seems like they are trying to draw attention away from the fact that the accompanying album is actually not very good.'
  39. 'And if it is done with enough pizzazz, it can divert attention away from their own failings at home.'
  40. 'Further, it has the potential to skew the focus of the inquiry away from what is really in issue.'
  41. 'The audacious stunts often end up diverting attention away from the group's cause.'
  42. 'It also draws attention away from the very considerable amounts of extra tax the Government is raising.'
  43. 'There is a danger that writers like these can draw attention away from more sophisticated and substantial work.'
  44. 'The detective can't be allowed to draw too much attention away from the core of the story.'
  45. 'Third, most crucially, acts of terror divert the attention of the masses away from collective action.'
  46. 'Often, such diversions are to direct attention away from some other story or crisis.'
  47. 'we are away to Morecambe on Saturday'
  48. 'It's quite simple, you play everybody home and away in the league and whoever's top at the end wins.'
  49. 'And we will then expect to beat them when they come to us so winning away is a big advantage.'
  50. 'Yeadon have still to play Idle away in the league so the ball is very much in their own court at the moment.'
Into an appropriate place for storage or safekeeping.
  1. 'At present, no one can be sure how much of York's heritage is locked away for safe-keeping.'
  2. 'By her own choice, she's kept the money locked away and given herself an allowance.'
  3. 'With the last chapter of the seventh and final book already locked away in a secret location, she also knows his fate.'
  4. 'In the mean time, your car will be safely locked away at the Metro Police pound.'
  5. 'Having locked away the disks, the clerk gave the key back to Mr Collery and went home.'
  6. 'There was no TV and my dad used to torment us by saying that there was one but that it was locked away.'
  7. 'The start of the race was delayed in comic style with Oxford unable to get back into their team bus where their kit was locked away.'
  8. 'The owner of the fossil kept it locked away in a bank vault so no one has ever been able to verify it - until now.'
  9. 'And so they were locked away in a chest in a small room of Edinburgh Castle, and forgotten.'
  10. 'Police have urged parents not to buy the guns for their children, or at the very least to keep them locked away.'
Into non-existence.
  1. 'Before the cheers have so much as died away the anthem starts up again.'
  2. 'But the surprise in his eyes soon faded to sadness, and the sadness ebbed away to emptiness.'
  3. 'None of the businesses qualified as charities of course, so the Minute Pools died away.'
  4. 'They both left, though, and the run of success ebbed away.'
  5. 'The train felt glum and groggy, as if the energy of Manhattan was draining away the further north we travelled.'
  6. 'They were three points clear with time ebbing away when they began to panic and concede silly frees.'
  7. 'Over the next 28 days that hope gradually ebbed away, until their worst fears were confirmed.'
  8. 'The breathtaking colour drains away, and you are left with something insipid at best.'
  9. 'Now, in a quiet moment beneath the stand as the noise and the chaos dies away, there is room for nothing but joy and relief.'
  10. 'In Rabbit at Rest, it is the Pan Am plane over Lockerbie that is uppermost in Rabbit's mind as his life ebbs away.'
Constantly, persistently, or continuously.
  1. 'Most smokers know they will get lung cancer, but they continue puffing away.'
  2. 'I envisioned holding still for several seconds while a camera shutter clicked away.'
  3. 'Thankfully, the support staff I use gave me the confidence to continue to work away.'
  4. 'Like shrieking teenage girls, they gathered around her and clicked away on their mobile phone cameras.'
  5. 'Oblivious to their visitor, they continued to jab away at their mother's underside.'
  6. 'Why do we continue to toil away so very eagerly at creating our own unhappiness?'
  7. 'The Tories will continue to hack away at the British state, handing more and more to the private sector.'
  8. 'What has made things worse is the euro signs clicking away in the eyes of anyone who is working on the Games.'
  9. 'Prawn boats still continue to plod away with very little change in prices or quality.'
  10. 'Prawn trawlers were still continuing to plod away with most of the old problems still there.'


(of a sports fixture) played at the opponents' ground.
  1. 'an away victory'
  2. 'But a seventh away win of the season at Vale Park will fire them back into the thick of it.'
  3. 'Draw specialists Barnsley are unbeaten in two months but City are chasing an eighth away win.'
  4. 'Aireborough recorded an excellent away victory over third placed Knaresborough on Saturday.'
  5. 'But when he was playing I used to go to all of his home games and the odd away match too.'
  6. 'The point between has occurred because Terry has played one more away fixture than Tony.'
  7. 'However, they have failed to win a single away game this season so far.'
  8. 'Also, United are unbeaten at home this season while Liverpool are still seeking a first away win.'
  9. 'The move follows a dramatic drop in football violence by Millwall fans at home and away matches.'
  10. 'Since Christmas they have lost all three of their home league games, but won four and drawn one of their away matches.'
  11. 'But there are no more fears on that score after City notched up their fourth away win in five.'
  12. 'away fans chanted and cheered'
  13. 'Football clubs around the world segregate away supporters in small sections of the stadium away from home supporters.'
  14. 'A large crowd, including 5,000 away fans, are expected at the game in what is sure to be an entertaining clash between two attacking teams needing the points.'
  15. 'Tickets for away fans are at the lower end of the price range.'
  16. 'Just like how the game went in Buffalo, the away team left yesterday's Winter Classic with a win in the shootout.'
  17. 'Things went from bad to worse as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged two more goals for the away side.'


An away match or win.
  1. 'This year there's three big aways - Rome, Dublin, and Cardiff.'
  2. 'It certainly will prove a stark contrast to recent league aways the Hatters have enjoyed at the likes of Molineux, Maine Road and Hillsborough.'


1. from this or that place; off: to go away.

2. aside; to another place; in another direction: to turn your eyes away; to turn away customers.

3. far; apart: away back; away from the subject.

4. out of one's possession or use: to give money away.

5. out of existence or notice; into extinction: to fade away; to idle away the morning.

6. incessantly or relentlessly; repeatedly: He kept hammering away.

7. without hesitation: Fire away. adjective

8. absent; gone: to b

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be away on holidays."

"people can be away in places."

"places can be away to places."

"people can be away for days."

"people can be away to places."

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Old English onweg, aweg ‘on one's way’ (see a-, way).