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Adjective: out of the way
  1. Improper or even offensive
    - out-of-the-way
     
  2. Dealt with; disposed of
    "I'm so relieved that my midterm is out of the way";
    - out-of-the-way
     
  3. Exceptional, unusual, or remarkable
    - out-of-the-way, out of the ordinary
     
  4. Remote from populous or much-travelled regions
    - off the beaten track, out-of-the-way
Adverb: out of the way
  1. Extraordinary; unusual
    "such erratic behaviour was out of the way for him"
     
  2. Improper; amiss
     
  3. In a remote location or at a distance from the usual route
     
  4. Murdered
    "the mob boss wanted his rival out of the way"
     
  5. So as not to obstruct or hinder
    "put that box out of the way so that no one trips on it"

See also: far, finished, improper, unusual