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away

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /əˈweɪ/

away adjective, adverb [not gradable] (SOMEWHERE ELSE)

somewhere else, or to or in a different place, position, or situation: Barbara is away on vacation until the end of the week. The Jeffersons went away for the weekend, but they’ll be back on Monday.

away

adverb [not gradable]  us   /əˈweɪ/

away adverb [not gradable] (DISTANT)

at a distance (from this place): How far away is the station?

away adverb [not gradable] (IN THE FUTURE)

in the future; from now: The wedding is still six months away.

away adverb [not gradable] (INTO PLACE)

in or into the usual or a suitable place, esp. one that is enclosed: Put the groceries away before you go out again.

away adverb [not gradable] (GRADUALLY)

gradually until mostly or completely gone: The music faded away.

away adverb [not gradable] (CONTINUOUSLY)

continuously or repeatedly, or actively: Chris has been working away on the car all day.
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