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Overview of adj away

The adj away has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) away

(not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away")

2. away

(used of an opponent's ground; "an away game")

3. away, outside

((of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch")

Overview of adv away

The adv away has 11 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (70) away, off, forth

(from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach")

2. (21) away, out

(from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets")

3. (13) aside, away

(out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away")

4. (3) away

(out of existence; "the music faded away"; "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder; "idled the hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away")

5. (2) off, away

(at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away back in the 18th century")

6. (2) away

(indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it")

7. (1) away

(so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away")

8. away

(freely or at will; "fire away!")

9. away

(in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping); "put the toys away"; "her jewels are locked away in a safe"; "filed the letter away")

10. away, aside

(in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away")

11. aside, by, away

(in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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