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Adverb: away  u'wey
  1. From a particular thing, place or position
    "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";
    - off, forth [archaic]
     
  2. From one's possession
    "gave away the tickets";
    - out
     
  3. Out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    "pushed all doubts away";
    - aside
     
  4. Out of existence
    "the music faded away"; "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"; "idled the hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away"
     
  5. At a distance in space or time
    "the boat was 5 miles away"; "the party is still 2 weeks away"; "away back in the 18th century";
    - off
     
  6. 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. So as to be removed or gotten rid of
    "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
     
  8. Freely or at will
    "fire away!"
     
  9. 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. In a different direction
    "turn away one's face"; "glanced away";
    - aside
     
  11. In reserve; not for immediate use
    "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day";
    - aside, by
Adjective: away  u'wey
  1. Not present; having left
    "he's away right now"; "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"
     
  2. (sport) used of an opponent's ground
    "an away game"
     
  3. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
    "the pitch was away";
    - outside

Sounds like: aweigh

See also: absent, inaccurate

Antonym: home

Encyclopedia: Away