A*way" (?), adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.]
From a place; hence.
The sound is going away.
Have me away, for I am sore wounded.
2 Chron. xxxv. 23.
Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
Aside; off; in another direction.
The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun.
From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
Be near me when I fade away.
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.
On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
⇒ 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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