Basic+ Word of the Day: away

away (adverb, adjective) LISTEN

The stadium is 230 meters away.

If you go away, it means that you leave a place.

  • He was here for five minutes, and then he went away again.

If you are away, it means that you aren’t at home or work.

  • I’ll be away on vacation from July 15.

We can use away, when we talk about how far something is from us.

  • She lives 500 miles away.

Common uses

When you want someone to leave because you aren’t happy with them, or because you want to be alone, you can say, “Go away!” For example, “Go away! I don’t want to talk to you.”

In pop culture

Do you know the song “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz? It’s about someone who is bored with his life and wants something different. Listen for these words in the song: “I want to get away / I want to fly away.”

There are other meanings of away.
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