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come away

1. To step or otherwise move away from something. Please come away from those rickety old steps before you hurt yourself.
2. To travel somewhere. Often used in the sense of a romantic getaway. Come away with me to the islands, my darling. You're welcome to come away to my vacation home anytime you like.
3. To be removed, as of a substance from a surface. This sticky goo just isn't coming away from the table, no matter how much I scrub it.
4. To depart from something, such as an experience, event, etc., typically after its completion. In this usage, the phrase is often followed by "with" and something acquired by the end of the experience. It's miraculous that you only came away from that accident with a broken arm. I came away from student teaching with a whole new respect for teachers everywhere.
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come away (from someone or something)

to move away from someone or something. Please come away from the fire. You will get burned if you don't. Come away! You can walk with me for a while.
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come away

v.
1. To leave, relinquish, or abandon a place in favor of another place: Come away with me to New York. We should come away to the country more often.
2. To be removed from a surface: When I sprayed water on the table, the dust came away very easily.
3. come away with To finish a process or event, having something as a result: Luckily, the driver came away from the accident with only a broken finger. She came away with first place in the competition.
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After spending just a few minutes with Mobley, one comes away with the impression that he is a respectful individual with strong values.
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Everyone comes away with a new appreciation for the lands from which their classmates hail.