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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
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"Of course me going to my best friends going away dinner is a headline - especially on my first day out of my house in 35 days," Contactmusic quoted her as tweeting.
I can see her now My Mary, my love With a halo of flowers And holding a dove My fingers and toes are cold now you see For I'm going away On my holiday.
But Bates, addressing an audience of Wednesday fans in the city, said: "I'm not going away because I think the true depths of the problems at Wednesday haven't been revealed yet - and maybe that's why they won't let me in to see the books.
Leaving newspapers and milk to pile up on doorsteps was also a common mistake by people going away on a short break.
Hmmm, I would have avoided going away with them but I understand it's about family and you want to keep your mum happy.
A survey of 2,300 adults showed that, of those going away, one in seven was planning a holiday abroad over the festive period.
We do not want visitors to the city going away with the wrong impression - but the recent closure of our tourist information centres risks portraying exactly that scenario.
I wouldn't stop him going away if he was called up again,it's what he trains to do.''
A recent poll shows 33% of Britons would consider escaping traditional turkey by going away for the festive period.
But Geordies buck the trend, with 75% saying they wouldn't even consider going away.
The kids I look after were really looking forward to going away on Thursday and we were counting on that money.
That was the point I said enough was enough, we're going away at Christmas and that only the children would get presents, because I'm not that mean.
"Why can't you just go away?" To which Signorile firmly responded, "Phyllis, we are never going away!"
But mum Jo-Anne Young, 44, said the savings "weren't enough" to stop her going away in term.
I'M going away on a week-long course for work but I've never left my five-year-old before.