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go away

  1. (intr, adverb) to leave, as when starting from home on holiday
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Examples from the Web for go away

Historical Examples

  • Reuben Smith's blowing his go-away horn, and I want to see—Oh, yes!

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    Evelyn Raymond

  • A pair of “go-away” birds, uttering their cat-like call, darted from tree to tree, keeping ever a short distance before her.

  • I don't allude so much to the sparrows and such stay-at-homes as to my migratory, or go-away birds.

Idioms and Phrases with go away

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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