from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach"
from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
out of existence; "the music faded away"; "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder; "idled the hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away"
indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the child kept hammering away as i