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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: away, go

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: away, go
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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