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English definition of “well away”

well away

UK informal
completely involved in what you are doing: He was soon well away on (= talking a lot about) his favourite subject of steam train conservation .Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly very drunk : After five pints of lager and a couple of whiskies I was well away (= drunk ).Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly Grammar:WellWell is a discourse marker, adverb or adjective.Grammar:Well as a discourse markerGrammar:Well as an adverbWe use well as an adverb when something is done to a good standard or in a good way:Grammar:Well as an adjectiveWe use well as an adjective, normally after a linking verb such as be, look or get, to mean ‘in good health’:
(Definition of well away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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