away from home

idiom (1)

Definition of away from home

 (Entry 1 of 9)

: not at one's house I will be away from home for two weeks.

a world away from

idiom (2)

Definition of a world away from (Entry 2 of 9)

: completely different from (something) This small village is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

break away from

idiom (3)

Definition of break away from (Entry 3 of 9)

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

come away from

phrasal verb (1)
came away from; come away from; coming away from; comes away from

Definition of come away from (Entry 4 of 9)

: 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.

get away from

idiom (4)

Definition of get away from (Entry 5 of 9)

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.

get away from it all

idiom (5)

Definition of get away from it all (Entry 6 of 9)

: to go on vacation We went on a cruise to get away from it all.

home away from home

noun phrase

Definition of home away from home (Entry 7 of 9)

: 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.

shy (away) from

phrasal verb (2)
shied (away) from; shying (away) from; shies (away) from

Definition of shy (away) from (Entry 8 of 9)

: to try to avoid (something) because of nervousness, fear, dislike, etc. They never shied from publicity. She shies away from making any predictions.

take away from (something)

idiom (6)

Definition of take away from (something) (Entry 9 of 9)

: to reduce the value or importance of (something) The ugly door takes away from the beauty of the house.

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“Away from home.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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