move away from (something)

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move away from (something)

1. Literally, to move to be less close to something, often out of caution. Everyone, please move away from the exit so others can come out safely.
2. To shift one's ideas, beliefs, or ideologies, especially if they were particularly rigid or inflexible. After I had kids and started having to pay all sorts of bills, I eventually moved away from the more careless attitudes of my youth.
See also: away, move
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EVERTON youngster David Henen has left the door open to a possible move away from the club in January.
He emphasized the significance of moving away from a focus on innovation to one of sustainability, a move away from managing for scarcity to one of managing for abundance and a move away from thinking linearly to thinking exponentially.
Japan is a developed country yet it has started to move away from nuclear power,' Arances said.
Auto Business News-March 29, 2016--Cadillac plans to move away from long-wheelbase vehicles
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, from Tagyyer Movement (Change), Shirin Raza called on Haider al-Abadi Prime Ministers and the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, to sit at the real negotiating table and move away from sending delegations that did not work to resolve differences and outstanding issues between the two sides.
He noted Acer's need to move away from the conventional business model with which it had once become the world's number two personal computer maker, as stiff rivalry from competitors like Apple in recent years had caused fortunes to slide.
Global Banking News-September 20, 2013--Asian private banking clients move away from bank capital(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
18 ( ANI ): New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to move away from sloganeering in foreign diplomacy.
She said that they gather every Sunday in the yards of the mosque to take a Quran reading class outdoors, and that they were near Al-Magharbeh gate-- the closest to Jewish settlers and the most used by Israeli authorities to lead in settlers and touring groups-- when an Israeli police officer came and asked them to move away from the area.
I could not move away from the TV, it was so exciting.
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.
Only on very large scales--basically, larger than galaxy clusters--does the cosmic expansion add up enough to make everything move away from everything else.
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.