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  • (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
    • the pitch was away (or wide)
    • an outside pitch
  • used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game
  • not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is 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
  • in a different direction
    • turn aside
    • turn away one's face
    • glanced 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
  • freely or at will
    • fire away!
  • so as to be removed or gotten rid of
    • cleared the mess away
    • the rotted wood had to be cut 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    • brush the objections aside
    • pushed all doubts away
  • from one's possession
    • he gave out money to the poor
    • gave away the tickets
  • from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)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
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