Meaning of AWAY in English

AWAY

I. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a car drives off/away

The police car drove off at top speed.

a headache goes away (= it stops )

I'd like to lie down for a bit to make my headache go away,

a long way away

Liz lives in Cheltenham, which is a long way away .

a sound dies away (= stops gradually )

I listened until the sound had died away completely.

an away game (= played at an opposing team's sports field )

We didn't win any away games last season.

an away match (= played at the place where the opponent usually practises )

This is their last away match of the season.

anger/confidence/tension/hope etc drains away

Sally felt her anger drain away.

away fans (= fans visiting another team’s sports field )

Two sections of the ground had been allocated to away fans.

divert (sb’s) attention (away from sb/sth)

The crime crackdown is an attempt to divert attention from social problems.

drag yourself away from (= stop watching )

Can you drag yourself away from the TV for a minute?

farther away/apart/down/along etc

The boats were drifting farther and farther apart.

a resort town farther up the coast

farthest away/apart etc

She lived farthest away from school of all of us.

gave the game away (= showed something that he was trying to keep secret )

The look on his face gave the game away .

Get...squared away

Get your work squared away before you leave.

give away a secret (= tell it to someone carelessly or by mistake )

I had to be careful not to give away any secrets.

give away sb’s identity (= accidentally reveal it )

The thief gave away his identity by mistake.

give the game away (= give information that should be secret )

I don’t want to give the game away by saying too much.

has...stashed away

He has money stashed away in the Bahamas.

keep/stay away from an area

The police ordered people to stay away from the area.

right away (= immediately )

I’ll phone him right away .

rock erodes (away) (= its surface is gradually removed because of the action of water, wind etc )

The rocks had eroded away over the years.

sb’s anger goes away/subsides/fades (= it stops )

I counted to ten and waited for my anger to go away.

His anger slowly subsided.

sb’s voice trails off/away (= becomes quieter until you cannot hear it )

‘It's just that … ’, his voice trailed away uncertainly.

scrape off/away paint (= take most of the paint off a surface using a tool )

Scrape off any loose or flaking paint and rub the surface with sandpaper.

signing away...life

I felt as if I was signing away my life.

slave (away) over a hot stove (= cook – used humorously )

take away sb’s licence ( also revoke sb's licence formal )

The doctor had his license revoked after he was found to be on drugs.

the pain goes away ( also the pain subsides formal ) (= becomes less severe )

He lay still until the pain had subsided to a dull ache.

There is no getting away from (= you cannot avoid or deny this fact )

There is no getting away from this fact .

throw away a lead (= to lose the lead )

Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead.

throw away/pass up/turn down a chance (= not accept or use an opportunity )

Imagine throwing up a chance to go to America!

took to...straight away

Sandra took to it straight away .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a stone's throw from sth/away (from sth)

away from prying eyes

She is finally able to relax with friends, away from prying eyes.

Until the key is used, the contents of the message are locked away from prying eyes.

be a heartbeat away from sth

The Red Sox are a heartbeat away from the American League championship.

The Red Sox are a heartbeat away from landing another blue-chip bullpen stopper.

be miles away

I don't mean to disturb you, you looked miles away -- but there's a call for you.

Sorry, I was miles away. What did you say?

First, the man was miles away in London.

For a moment there you seemed to be miles away.

Given that the factory producing the chocolate is miles away, the resulting confections are really quite good.

Her mind was miles away, focused on imaginary scenarios being played out between Piers and Nicole.

I was miles away from the possibility of victory tonight.

That was the image that occurred to me, but by the time I thought of it we were miles away.

Their great protector was miles away, engrossed in Parcheesi.

Whoever it was must be miles away by now.

be tucked away

Nell's private letters were tucked away in a box in the attic.

The campground is tucked away in a valley.

About 50 kinds of nonalcoholic beverages are tucked away in the specially marked sections of liquor store coolers.

Cappellini's elegant showroom was tucked away in Via Statuto.

Foldaway slippers for the flight are tucked away in a holdall with disposable nappies and sick tablets.

Grandmother's portrait had been there before but was tucked away now in an alcove in the dining-room.

Great bolts of cloth are tucked away on ledges behind him, where they look just as snug as mummies.

Oh yet, it was tucked away in a cupboard, and was immobile and almost unplayable!

The stage is tucked away like a box in the wall.

Tiny baskets of cherries are tucked away in the display, an idea popular in Victorian times.

be well away

It's just a shame he was such an ugly old boiler, otherwise I'd be well away!

Mathilda will be well away now.

be/get carried away

But are we allowing ourselves to be carried away by false vanity?

He must not get carried away in this place, he thought.

He sometimes would get carried away and invite more than his allotted guests, which generated some irritation among members.

I get carried away, but I must learn now it's the big league.

It certainly seemed as if their brains got carried away when one type of receptive field was activated.

Lets not get carried away with thoughts of another 18 years in the wilderness.

So when we listen to music we should allow ourselves to be carried away into the musical paradise.

The problem.solver gets carried away by the interest of the idea.

blink back/away tears

I noticed that his hands were trembling slightly, and he seemed to be blinking back tears.

She needed to blink away tears.

Touching the welt, Howard tried to blink back tears before going inside.

blow/clear the cobwebs away

It will blow the cobwebs away.

Talk about blowing the cobwebs away!

by far/far and away

Coolness is by far and away the most important feature of a car these days.

get away from it all

Get away from it all in sunny Barbados.

Coe, on the other hand, is getting away from it all with a weeks holiday in Helsinki.

get away with murder

His parents let him get away with murder.

She lets those kids get away with murder.

But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is angry that some other local authorities are letting agents get away with murder.

He can get away with anything, he could get away with murder and my mom would still love him.

I think the women of your time have been allowed to get away with murder.

In those days people throughout the organization often got away with murder.

Sorcerer thought he could get away with murder.

They get away with murder because of their buying power.

When we played them last week, the officials let Erik Williams get away with murder.

Where are these men when, as you say, there are men literally getting away with murder?

get away with murder

But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is angry that some other local authorities are letting agents get away with murder .

He can get away with anything, he could get away with murder and my mom would still love him.

I think the women of your time have been allowed to get away with murder .

In those days people throughout the organization often got away with murder .

Sorcerer thought he could get away with murder .

They get away with murder because of their buying power.

When we played them last week, the officials let Erik Williams get away with murder .

Where are these men when, as you say, there are men literally getting away with murder ?

get away!

get away/off scot-free

The father, be he absentee or abusive, gets off scot-free .

give the game away

Don't mention Dad's birthday or you'll give the game away.

Anyway, the number plate gives the game away.

But Mr Penrice had given the game away.

Cats merely have the instinct not to give the game away by revealing all that they are aware of.

Certain anatomical shapes such as legs, arms, necks, feet or wings tend to give the game away.

Not, of course, that there is much to give the game away.

She had nearly given the game away there.

They saw the mistake-prone Cavs almost give the game away.

Unfortunately, Godwin's illustrative examples give the game away.

have it off/away with sb

Also I don't want him to try to have it off with some one else.

Dave Mellor did not have it away with that repellent tart.

Rush round here every Wednesday afternoon, have it off with Angy and rush back.

Was I going to have it off with this woman and a couple of goats?

lock yourself away

At other times he suffers periods of deep depression when he locks himself away and will speak to no-one for weeks.

He ought to lock himself away from them.

If Eisen was actually in New York, she had an added reason for locking herself away.

It got to the stage where she would lock herself away and not talk to me, or else have endless arguments.

Morrissey, in particular, would lock himself away behind a shield of management statements and subsequent verbal minders.

put sb away

put sth ↔ away

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put sth ↔ away

put sth ↔ away

put sth ↔ away

run away with the idea/impression (that)

But don't run away with the idea it was all Jerusalem the Golden.

run away with you

I can't let my emotions run away with me.

All right, my tongue ran away with me.

But this time I really think his imagination has run away with him.

He had let his imagination run away with him.

His tongue and his ideas for altering performances often ran away with him.

Newport looked poised to run away with it, but Bridgend refused to cave in.

She had obviously enticed Patrick to run away with her - were they sleeping together, she wondered briefly?

shut yourself away

She shut herself away in her room to work on her novel.

Adolph wouldn't want you shutting yourself away.

And others were so deeply affected that they withdrew from the community, shutting themselves away in their homes.

From there he moved on to Edinburgh, and finally shut himself away in his much embellished palace of Falkland to die.

Not a good idea to shut yourself away like this once you got a bit older, thought Meredith.

She should never have shut herself away in that dreadful place.

You could shut yourself away in this garret all day and never come down.

straight away

But Bokassa's family want to open the palace straight away.

He didn't answer straight away.

Loosen the pudding and turn it out to serve straight away.

Please send your gift straight away.

Unfortunately I couldn't get out here straight away.

Unmould on to a hot plate and serve straight away.

We can also cancel this policy straight away if you do not pay the premium or any instalment of the premium.

Windeler came in straight away, Hennessy a moment after.

sweep sb away

sweep sth ↔ away

take sb's breath away

And if they don't take your breath away the scenery certainly will.

Just a white-hot bonding with the words and feelings in the song, a raw purity that will take your breath away.

Middle Earth took your breath away.

She had taken his breath away when she appeared at the door.

Some of it was charmingly primitive, some of it so exotically painted it took your breath away.

The smoke took your breath away.

The volatility of the top performers can take your breath away.

There are sunsets in huge skies to take your breath away.

take your breath away

The view from the overlook will take your breath away.

And if they don't take your breath away the scenery certainly will.

His arrogance almost took her breath away.

She had taken his breath away when she appeared at the door.

Some of it was charmingly primitive, some of it so exotically painted it took your breath away.

The audacity of it takes my breath away, the nerve of the man.

The volatility of the top performers can take your breath away.

This time it was not Ana who took her breath away.

the one that got away

Saucy Cecil Parkinson lets his fingers do the talking about the one that got away.

to take away

Do you want that hamburger to eat here or to take away?

And to give loss a reason is to take away hope.

Employee advocates argue that the policies are an insidious way for companies to take away statutory rights that Congress granted workers.

He was going to take away my friends.

The clothes were actually going to take away from the scene.

These are the things we believe in - the things they are trying to take away.

They propose to take away the courts' most important sanction - the power to take over a union's assets.

While Carradine slept, I tried to take away the taste of defeat and Kelly's coffee with a shot or fourteen.

turn (sb) away from sb/sth

Frustration mounting, attention turned toward altercations away from the play.

He knew exactly what he wanted and he had no intention of having anybody turn him away from his big ideals.

I turn slightly away from her and count the balance of Haysoos's bills.

I turned abruptly away from them, but I was now very low, heading for a stand of trees.

Instead he slowed down even more and turned farther away from our course.

Maxine says, turning her attention away from me.

We will not let our anger turn us away from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East.

What could have poisoned past happiness and turned its course away from our future?

turn sb ↔ away

turn sb ↔ away

two/three etc doors away/down/up

Across the world, or two doors down the corridor.

Freda Berkeley misses her and another neighbour, the writer Patrick Kinross, who lived two doors away.

He thanked the colonel for the interview and returned doggedly to his pistol lessons in the basement range two doors away.

He tried the house opposite, and was told two doors down.

I took the keenest pleasure in expelling Phetlock from my old office, two doors down from the Oval.

Mr Potts and the matrons left them in the church and went to stay two doors away, in a hotel.

The guest room's two doors down the corridor.

The second was in another bin beside the Argos showroom two doors away.

when the cat's away (the mice will play)

while away the hours/evening/days etc

Let's while away the hours swapping stories.

wish your life away

Such pessimists are wishing their life away.

wrench yourself away/free

Adam closed the front door and stood there for a moment as if he could not wrench himself away.

Claws snagged on the photographer's clothing, but he managed to wrench himself away.

Without you white birds would wrench themselves free from my paintings and fly off dripping blood into the night.

your tongue runs away with you

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All the water had boiled away .

He's been working away on the deck all afternoon.

He was standing three metres away from the bomb when it exploded.

I'm sorry, Mrs. Parker is away this week.

Put all your toys away now, please.

The car quickly drove away .

The Cubs are away in Los Angeles this week.

The nearest village was about 20 miles away .

The station is about two miles away from the city centre.

The young lovers danced the night away .

Toronto's only about an hour and a half away by car.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And then, just as I was reaching for my battered copy of Einstein, Jon Snow gave away the secret.

At times, Alvin turned away .

But Thieu Tri declined to bargain and left Percival no choice but to free the dignitaries and sail away .

He hurled himself away and tried to climb out.

He tasted warm wetness on his tongue and touched his lip and took away a bloodied finger.

Rose did it well; she was just young enough to get away with it.

The heater had been adjusted to give a temperature of 76°F, and the filter was bubbling away nicely.

Zanger said he retorted that he needed his glasses to drive away .

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

game

His side have stumbled recently at home but have won their last seven away games .

The road was unforgiving, dealing the Lakers a whopping 10 losses in the first 13 away games .

We never get to train there - it's just like playing an away game .

I love going to away games .

Boro began with a 4-5-1 formation which has been successful in recent away games .

The card is too expensive on the off-chance I could get in an away game during the season.

I find it strange that a new name is mentioned despite the fact that we've just won two away games .

Another innovation connected with transport was for travel to away games .

games

His side have stumbled recently at home but have won their last seven away games .

The road was unforgiving, dealing the Lakers a whopping 10 losses in the first 13 away games .

Boro began with a 4-5-1 formation which has been successful in recent away games .

I love going to away games .

I find it strange that a new name is mentioned despite the fact that we've just won two away games .

Another innovation connected with transport was for travel to away games .

Popular away games will be members only, others will be open to one and all.

goal

Wolves, unbeaten in seven games, had not conceded an away goal .

Outstanding Spartak have proved themselves the masters of away goals and just one tonight will seriously jeopardise Liverpool's hopes.

Antwerp took the tie on the away goals rule, the first leg having ended in a goal-less draw.

Add to that a £60 bonus for each away goal and Glenavon left Clandeboye £1,360 richer.

match

A service bus, number 58, will get you to Gosling for our last away match of the season.

He remembers a training session in Hyde Park when Boro were in London for an away match .

record

Plymouth have an appalling away record but they must be buoyant after their Roker Park win.

They've got the best away record in the second division.

Darlington had only eight wins in 31 League games, with the worst defensive away record in the four divisions.

Last Saturday's exhibition against Hull City, a side with a pitiful away record , was inept and occasionally heartless.

United have the worst away record in the table; 2 wins in 12.

tie

Anglesey Aluminium knocked out former cup winners Amlwch winning their away tie by 23 runs.

victory

Swindon are long overdue an away victory .

Maybe he responds by pulling his car away Victory !

On this performance Leeds should record a few more away victories e.g. Swindon.

Last weekend Llandovery added a notable scalp to their belt with an away victory at Muirfield, 15-20.

As for Chelsea, Wise reckons they are inching ever closer to that elusive away victory .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And so was the silence when, in the third minute, a cracking volley put the away side in command.

I love going to away games.

Plymouth have an appalling away record but they must be buoyant after their Roker Park win.

The road was unforgiving, dealing the Lakers a whopping 10 losses in the first 13 away games.

Wolves, unbeaten in seven games, had not conceded an away goal.

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