Meaning of “away” - Learner’s Dictionary

away

adverb uk us /əˈweɪ/
DIRECTION

A2 to or in a different place or situation:

Go away and leave me alone.
Fish and chips to take away, please.
We'd like to move away from the town centre.
DISTANCE FROM

A2 at a particular distance from a place:

The nearest town was ten miles away.
How far away is the station?
NOT THERE

A2 not at the place where someone usually lives or works:

Shirley's feeding the cat while we're away.
SAFE PLACE

B1 into a usual or safe place:

Can you put everything away when you've finished?
two weeks/five hours, etc away

B1 at a particular time in the future:

My exam's only a week away now.
CONTINUOUS ACTION

used after a verb to mean 'continuously or repeatedly':

I was still writing away when the exam finished.
GRADUALLY

B2 gradually disappearing until almost or completely gone:

The snow has melted away.
SPORT

If a sports team is playing away, the game is at the place where the other team usually plays.

→ See also take your breath away , give the game away

(Definition of “away adverb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)