Away with
Away A*way", adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster]

The sound is going away. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Have me away, for I am sore wounded. --2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. [1913 Webster]

3. Aside; off; in another direction. [1913 Webster]

The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun. --Lockyer. [1913 Webster]

4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence. [1913 Webster]

Be near me when I fade away. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away. [1913 Webster]

And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down. --Exod. xix. 24. [1913 Webster]

6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

{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 him, crucify him.'' --John xix. 15.

{To make away with}. (a) To kill or destroy. (b) To carry off. [1913 Webster]


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