away Definition

  • 1at a distance from a particular place or person
  • 2into non-existence or into a state of nothingness
  • 3in a different direction or to a different place

Using away: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "away" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He walked away from the building.

  • Example

    The magician made the rabbit disappear into thin air.

  • Example

    She moved away from her hometown to start a new life.

  • Example

    The car drove away from the scene of the accident.

away Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with away

  • to give something to someone else for free


    The company is giving away free samples of their new product.

  • to dispose of something that is no longer needed or wanted


    I'm going to throw away these old magazines.

  • far and away

    by a great margin; much more than any other


    She is far and away the best player on the team.


Summary: away in Brief

The adverb 'away' [əˈweɪ] refers to being at a distance from a particular place or person, or into non-existence. It can also denote moving in a different direction or to a different place. Phrases like 'give away' and 'throw away' use 'away' to denote giving or disposing of something. 'Far and away' means by a great margin or much more than any other.

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