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go away

1. To leave or depart. I only went away for a few minutes—how did I miss that key detail in the episode?
2. To leave in order to retrieve something. Did Dad go away for the take-out yet? I want to order something else.
3. To travel or take a trip. We should go away this summer, maybe to Aruba.
4. To stop affecting someone. It took weeks, but my nasty cough has finally gone away.
5. To leave someone alone; to stop bothering someone. In this usage, the phrase is often used as an imperative. Go away, Timmy, you're annoying us! I told my little brother to go away, but he keeps coming back and bugging us!
See also: away, go

going away

1. Traveling to a different place, usually on a vacation. I'm going away next week, so I'll be out of the office.
2. adverb By a large margin. Used to describe winning by a large amount in sports or other competitions. I missed the game last night, but I hear we put up a lot of points and won going away!
See also: away, going

go away

 (for something)
1. to leave for a period of time. I have to go away for a week or two. Sharon went away for a few days.
2. to leave in order to get something and bring it back. Excuse me. I have to go away for a soft drink. He went away for a pizza. He'll be right back.
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Go away!

Leave me!; Get away from me! Mary: You're such a pest, Sue. Go away! Sue: I was just trying to help. "Go away!" yelled the child at the bee.
See also: go

go away

Depart, leave a place, travel somewhere. For example, They went away this morning, or Are you going away this winter? This expression also can be used as an imperative ordering someone to leave: Go away! It can also be used figuratively to mean "disappear," as in This fever just doesn't go away. [c. 1200]
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go away

v.
1. To leave a place: The pigeons wouldn't go away once the children fed them. Go away and stop bothering me!
2. To make an excursion; get away: We went away to the beach for a couple of days. I have to go away on business next week, but I'm available the following Tuesday. It's boring at home—let's go away for the holidays.
3. To lose all intensity or diminish in intensity: I took one aspirin and my headache went away. We emptied the garbage can, but the smell still hasn't gone away.
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References in classic literature ?
She wondered why Robert had gone away and left her.
Knowing her furious temper, he had gone away with her, as the one means of preventing an application to the justices and a scandal in the neighborhood.
MURDER accused Avril Jones told her mother that Margaret Fleming had gone away with a traveller, a jury heard yesterday.
THE IRA has "gone away", Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted.
Ulster Unionist Ross Hussey told the Assembly the Provisional IRA have "not gone away".
"When they are going away moaning that means most of the time they have gone away with no points at all.
I added that I'd gone away for the holidays and would he mind watering the plants.
"He said to me that it hadn't gone away yet and if it does he said that it would come back.
The issues of which protocol have gone away as the SIF carries whichever type of traffic the application demands with intelligent edge devices performing offload functions.
The number also, she says, "represents the 108 attachments of human beings and the going away from those attachments." If Takei was attached to New York, she has certainly gone away from it; she has been living in Japan for nine years.
"I said it at the start of the season, but for whatever reason he's never gone away," said right-back O'Brien on the fact that 29-year-old midfielder Brennan hasn't been snapped up by a cross channel club.
``We want to make clear that we haven't gone away and we have no intention of going away.
MORE than one in 10 holidaymakers regret their choice of travel companion, often wishing they had not gone away with a spouse or partner,according to a new survey today.
"Damon has gone away to Spain to think things through, which is fine by us because Eddie has gone away as well," said a Jordan spokesman.
And Evans said: "It was nice to get that victory because we've gone away from Coventry with our tails between our legs in recent years.