doeth away with

away

[uh-wey]
adverb
1.
from this or that place; off: to go away.
2.
aside; to another place; in another direction: to turn your eyes away; to turn away customers
3.
far; apart: away back; away from the subject.
4.
out of one's possession or use: to give money away.
5.
out of existence or notice; into extinction: to fade away; to idle away the morning.
6.
incessantly or relentlessly; repeatedly: He kept hammering away.
7.
without hesitation: Fire away.
adjective
8.
absent; gone: to be away from home.
9.
distant: six miles away.
10.
immediately off and on the way: The order was given and he was away.
11.
Sports. played in a ball park, arena, or the like, other than the one that is or is assumed to be the center of operations of a team: winners in their last three away games. Compare home ( def 15 ).
12.
Baseball. having been put out: with two away in the top of the seventh.
13.
Golf.
a.
(of a golf ball) lying farthest from the hole.
b.
(of a golfer) having hit such a ball and being required to play first.
Verb phrases
14.
do away with,
a.
to get rid of; abolish; stop.
b.
to kill: Bluebeard did away with all his wives.
Idioms
15.
away with,
a.
take away: Away with him!
b.
go away! leave!: Away with you!
16.
where away?, (of something sighted from a ship) in which direction? where?

Origin:
before 950; Middle English; Old English aweg, reduction of on weg. See on, a-1, way

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away (əˈweɪ)
 
adv
1.  from a particular place; off: to swim away
2.  in or to another, usual, or proper place: to put toys away
3.  apart; at a distance: to keep away from strangers
4.  out of existence: the music faded away
5.  indicating motion, displacement, transfer, etc, from a normal or proper place, from a person's own possession, etc: to turn one's head away; to give away money
6.  indicating activity that is wasteful or designed to get rid of something: to sleep away the hours
7.  continuously: laughing away; fire away
8.  away with a command for a person to go or be removed: away with you; away with him to prison!
9.  far and away by a very great margin: far and away the biggest meal he'd ever eaten
10.  (Canadian) from away from a part of Canada other than Newfoundland
 
adj
11.  not present: away from school
12.  distant: he is a good way away
13.  having started; released: he was away before sunrise; bombs away!
14.  (also prenominal) sport played on an opponent's ground: an away game
15.  golf (of a ball or player) farthest from the hole
16.  baseball (of a player) having been put out
17.  horse racing relating to the outward portion or first half of a race
 
n
18.  sport a game played or won at an opponent's ground
 
interj
19.  an expression of dismissal
 
[Old English on weg on way]

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away
O.E. aweg, earlier on weg "on from this (that) place;" see way. Colloquial use for "without delay" (fire away, also right away) is from earlier sense of "onward in time" (16c.). Intensive use (e.g. away back) is Amer.Eng., first attested 1818.
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away definition


  1. mod.
    in prison. (Underworld. See also Are we away?) : My cousin is away for a year.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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