move away


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move someone or something away (from someone or something)

to cause someone or something to withdraw from someone or something. Move Billy away from Tommy so they will stop fighting. Move the cake away from Billy.
See also: away, move

move away

 (from someone or something)
1. to withdraw from someone or something. Please don't move away from me. I like you close by. I have to move away from the smoking section. There was too much smoke there, so I moved away.
2. to move, with one's entire household, to another residence. Timmy was upset because his best friend had moved away. They moved away just as we were getting to know them.
See also: away, move
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Patrick asks |Maxine to move away Theresa is also put out to discover Patrick is calling off their scam and genuinely building a special needs unit, but it seems she may have an ally in the shape of Trevor's acquaintance Ashley, aka the woman Carly was hiding from.
There has been a move away from brands, except in mobile tech and tablet market.
Summary: Sidon MP Bahia Hariri called on Palestinian factions to bolster security inside Palestinian refugee camps across Lebanon and move away from divisions and strife.
Summary: Lewis Hamilton has not ruled out a move away from Formula One to rival Nascar.
The move away from concessions has temporarily dented sales growth but boosted profit margins, as the retailer has shifted its stores around to give its own-bought products more prominence.
The study shows while the most common reasons to move away are relationships and family (47 per cent) nearly a quarter of us have moved for financial reasons and one in 10 of us simply wanted a fresh start.
AN IMPORTANT new report from the United Nations has said that we urgently need to move away from our meat and dairy-rich diets to ensure our planet's very survival.
When the victim's family discovered the abuse, they did not contact the police but insisted Raffell move away and leave his teaching job.
CRAIG BELLAMY has ruled out a move away from Manchester City and insists new manager Roberto Mancini has his full support.
This is a sign that it is trying to move away from appealing to ABC1 shoppers and go back to its discounter roots.
But if the national objective is to improve the quality of education in this country and raise a generation of students that can compete with their peers around the globe, then we have to move away from this reactive model of education.
I for one don't want my kids to move away from this great city, but something tells me it's not Scousers' interests that are being looked after here.
The younger son chooses to move away from status as a son by asking for the inheritance, which means he wishes the father dead.
We've seen a number of employers move away from maintaining multiple benefit programs with competing carriers to more streamlined, consolidated carrier options.