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come away

1. To step or otherwise move away from something. Please come away from those rickety old steps before you hurt yourself.
2. To travel somewhere. Often used in the sense of a romantic getaway. Come away with me to the islands, my darling. You're welcome to come away to my vacation home anytime you like.
3. To be removed, as of a substance from a surface. This sticky goo just isn't coming away from the table, no matter how much I scrub it.
4. To depart from something, such as an experience, event, etc., typically after its completion. In this usage, the phrase is often followed by "with" and something acquired by the end of the experience. It's miraculous that you only came away from that accident with a broken arm. I came away from student teaching with a whole new respect for teachers everywhere.
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come away (from someone or something)

to move away from someone or something. Please come away from the fire. You will get burned if you don't. Come away! You can walk with me for a while.
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come away

v.
1. To leave, relinquish, or abandon a place in favor of another place: Come away with me to New York. We should come away to the country more often.
2. To be removed from a surface: When I sprayed water on the table, the dust came away very easily.
3. come away with To finish a process or event, having something as a result: Luckily, the driver came away from the accident with only a broken finger. She came away with first place in the competition.
See also: away, come
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Northern dispatched Gosforth 57-12 at McCracken Park in DN1, with Team Northumbria coming away 26-11 winners from Novos, Wallsend edging out Ryton 8-6, Ashington missing out 23-17 at home to Sunderland and Alnwick taking the honours 13-5 at Consett.
It's another day when we shouldn't be coming away with one point, we should be coming away with three," he told Bangor FCTV.
In the B Division, Marlboro White proved too strong for Ty Celyn coming away with a 4-2 win with goals from Sam Baldwin, Matthew Payne, Jack Lake and Matthew Harris.
Cleveland Junior Terriers 0 Stockton Town 1 Stockton Town 0 Cleveland Junior Lionesses 0 A BUSY week saw Stockton Town's Under-12s girls team play two games in quick succession, coming away with decent results against two solid Cleveland Juniors sides.
Stephen Fletcher's late consolation failed to stop United coming away with a victory.
MY hands are so dry the skin around my nails is coming away and I pull it.
Once they move on to the next dealer's door there's no going back, meaning only nerves of steel or brains of pudding stand a chance at beating the odds and coming away with the decent amount.
They're not happy at coming away withwhat they're coming away with.
That's the difference between us coming away with something and not.
Welsh rugby star Shane Williams said: If our menu is anything to go by there's no reason why they shouldn't be coming away with the trophy.
ZENA SAYS: As long as the lining paper is in good condition and not coming away from the wall, you shouldn't have a problem.
50 at Hamilton, is unbeaten at the Scottish course (4-4) Enda Bolger had a terrific April, winning lots of races over the banks at Punchestown and coming away with a terrific 25% strike-rate for the month.
Whisk continuously until smooth and thick and coming away from sides of bowl.
Pearson said: "My kneecap was in two pieces and coming away from the bone so I had to get part of it removed.
A department spokesman said that the facing layer of concrete was coming away and would be repaired.