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move away

To relocate to another residence far away from where one currently lives. Michael was one of my very best friends until he moved away when we were in fifth grade. I was the only one of my siblings to move away after finishing high school.
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move someone or something away (from someone or something)

to cause someone or something to withdraw from someone or something. Move Billy away from Tommy so they will stop fighting. Move the cake away from Billy.
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move away

 (from someone or something)
1. to withdraw from someone or something. Please don't move away from me. I like you close by. I have to move away from the smoking section. There was too much smoke there, so I moved away.
2. to move, with one's entire household, to another residence. Timmy was upset because his best friend had moved away. They moved away just as we were getting to know them.
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References in classic literature ?
That family my cousin was with has moved away somewhere, or I should try and get in with them.
I listened to all this with great interest, and when he spoke about his cousin I was on the point of turning around to ask him the address of the family that she was with; but the next moment he said they had moved away; so I sat still.
When the first light of the rising moon touched the sail, illuminating the boat with pearly radiance, Ruth moved away from him.
Most of my old friends were dead or had moved away. Strange children, who meant nothing to me, were playing in the Harlings' big yard when I passed; the mountain ash had been cut down, and only a sprouting stump was left of the tall Lombardy poplar that used to guard the gate.
Then he pressed my hands again, and moved away still smiling, smiling, but in an odd, weary sort of manner, much as a corpse might smile.
The softly glowing vision of the child moved away before me among the trees.
Adam moved away from the door and opened it, but when Arthur reached the step, he stopped again and leaned against the door- post.
They moved away from the bottom of the stairs and Powell went away from the companion.
Captain Anthony had not moved away from the taffrail.
Society has moved away from smoking being socially acceptable.
Summary: California [United States], August 29 (ANI): Even as other tech giants have moved away from the practise of snooping on users' emails, Yahoo reportedly continues to do so to sell the data to advertisers.
The Duterte administration's decision to revive the Marcos-era Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) has baffled environmental groups which point out that even technologically advanced Japan and Germany have moved away from nuclear power.
The value of the Chinese currency bettered after the central bank moved away from market intervention.
She added that they had moved away farther from the gate, but after they've started reading out loud the officer attacked the group after kicking a Holy Quran book to ground.
THE woman raped by former Wales and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has been given a new identity and moved away from North Wales, according to police.