To make 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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  • To make away with — Make Make (m[=a]k), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A scurvy, jack a nape priest to meddle or make. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make up with — Make Make (m[=a]k), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A scurvy, jack a nape priest to meddle or make. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make way with — Way Way, adv. [Aphetic form of away.] Away. [Obs. or Archaic] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {To do way}, to take away; to remove. [Obs.] Do way your hands. Chaucer. {To make way with}, to make away with. See under {Away}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make free with — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To run away with — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To get away with — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make away — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make away with — {v.}, {informal} Take; carry away; cause to disappear. * /The lumberjack made away with a great stack of pancakes./ * /Two masked men held up the clerk and made away with the payroll./ Compare: MAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make away with — {v.}, {informal} Take; carry away; cause to disappear. * /The lumberjack made away with a great stack of pancakes./ * /Two masked men held up the clerk and made away with the payroll./ Compare: MAKE OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make away with — phrasal 1. to carry off ; steal 2. kill …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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