Meaning of AWAY in English
/ əˈweɪ; NAmE / adverb
HELP NOTE : For the special uses of away in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example get away with sth is in the phrasal verb section at get .
away (from sb/sth) to or at a distance from sb/sth in space or time :
The beach is a mile away.
The station is a few minutes' walk away.
Christmas is still months away.
to a different place or in a different direction :
Put your toys away.
The bright light made her look away.
away (from sb/sth) not present
SYN absent :
She was away from work for a week.
There were ten children away yesterday.
Sorry, he's away.
used after verbs to say that sth is done continuously or with a lot of energy :
She was still writing away furiously when the bell went.
They were soon chatting away like old friends.
until disappearing completely :
The water boiled away.
The music faded away.
They danced the night away (= all night) .
( sport ) at the opponent's ground or stadium :
Chelsea are playing away this Saturday.
an away match / game
- away with ...
—more at cobwebs , dance verb , far adverb , right adverb , straight adverb
Old English onweg , aweg on one's way (from a- to, towards and way ).
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005