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: not at one's house
I will be away from home for two weeks.
: completely different from (something)
This small village is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
1 : to get away from (someone or something) especially by using force or effort
He broke away from his captors and escaped. —often used figurativelyyoung people breaking away from traditional values
2 : to separate from (a larger group, country, etc.)
a faction that has broken away from the main political party
came away from; come away from; coming away from; comes away from
: to move away from (an area, place, etc.)
The guard told him to come away from the door. —often used figurativelyMost readers come away from the book feeling reassured.It was a difficult experience, but she came away from it a stronger and more confident person.
1 : to go away from (a place)
I can't get away from the office till after five. —often used figurativelyThe company is having problems because they've gotten away from the things they do best.
2 : to avoid being caught by (someone)
The robbers got away from the police in a fast car. —sometimes used figurativelyYou can't get away from the facts.There's no getting away from the facts.
: to go on vacation
We went on a cruise to get away from it all.
: a place that is as pleasant and comfortable as one's own home
Whenever he came to the city, his brother's place was like a home away from home.
shied (away) from; shying (away) from; shies (away) from
: to try to avoid (something) because of nervousness, fear, dislike, etc.
They never shied from publicity. She shies away from making any predictions.
: to reduce the value or importance of (something)
The ugly door takes away from the beauty of the house.