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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Paul said: "We have the property the way we want it and it's hard to move away from something you love.
What makes somebody move away from something in hatred is the disappearance of his peace and stability.
Generally, when people create resolutions they are trying to move away from something rather than toward a goal.
A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating.
Sometimes when you move away from something and then come back it's not like it was before, and you might not like it because of that.
Social services need to be putting child protection packages around those kids to help them move away from something that could cost them their lives.
It is always easier to move toward something we want, rather than trying to move away from something we don't want.
When we are negatively motivated, we move away from something we are averse to.