Definition of pine away
: to become thin and weak because of sadness or loss Since his wife left him, he spends his days alone, pining away.
Word by Word Definitions
: any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals
: the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine
: any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria)
: to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) : languish
: to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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