A*way" (?), adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.]

1.

From a place; hence.

The sound is going away. Shak.

Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23.

2.

Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.

3.

Aside; off; in another direction.

The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun. Lockyer.

4.

From a state or condition of being; out of existence.

Be near me when I fade away. Tennyson.

5.

By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.

And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down. Exod. xix. 24.

6.

On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.

[Colloq.]

⇒ It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? "Love hath wings, and will away." Waller. It serves to modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away; to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away.

Away with, bear, abide. [Obs. or Archaic] "The calling of assemblies, I can not away with." (Isa. i. 13), i. e., "I can not bear or endure [it]." -- Away with one, signifies, take him away. "Away with, crucify him." John xix. 15. -- To make away with. (a) To kill or destroy. (b) To carry off.

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