move away from (something)

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