Translation of away in Spanish:
away often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English ( back away, do away with, slip away, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry ( back, do, slip, etc).
- 1 1.1 (from place, person) I looked awayaparté la vistahe limped awayse alejó cojeandothey dragged the fallen tree awayse llevaron el árbol caído arrastrándoloI turned awayme di la vuelta1.2 (indicating removal) the bark had been stripped away
me di vuelta (Southern Cone)habían quitado la cortezasee also → blow away → take away → wash away → wipe away etc
- 2 2.1 (in the distance) it isn't far awayno queda lejoswe're still a long way awaytodavía estamos muy lejosEaster is a long way awayfalta mucho para Pascuait's 20 miles awayqueda a 20 millasshe lives an hour's drive awayvive a una hora de aquí en coche2.2 (absent) she's away in Canadaestá en Canadáthey're both away todayninguno de los dos está hoyI'll be away all next weektoda la semana que viene no voy a estar or voy a estar fuera2.3 (Sport) (especially British English) to play awayjugar fuera (de casa)Example sentences
- We won away only once last season so to win away this season is to get a monkey off our back.
- And we will then expect to beat them when they come to us so winning away is a big advantage.
- It's quite simple, you play everybody home and away in the league and whoever's top at the end wins.
- 3 (on one's way) we were away before sunrisepartimos or salimos antes del amanecera couple of drinks and she's away [colloquial]se toma un par de copas y se desatayou only have to mention golf and he's away [colloquial]apenas le mencionas el golf y no hay quien lo pare
- 4 4.1 (with imperative) I've got some questions to ask you — OK, ask away!tengo algunas preguntas que hacerle —¡dígame! or (in Latin America also) ¡pregunte nomás!see also → fire away 4.2 (continuously) he's been painting away all morningse ha pasado toda la mañana pintandoI could hear him singing away in the bathlo oía cantar en el baño
- 5 5.1 (into nothing) the ghostly figure melted away into the darknessla figura fantasmal se desvaneció en la oscuridadsee also → die away → fade away → waste away etc 5.2 (indicating use of time) you're dreaming your life awayse te está yendo la vida en sueñosthey danced the night awaybailaron toda la noche
- 6away from (as preposition) 6.1 (in opposite direction to) to face away from the lightponerse de espaldas a la luzthe hotel faces away from the seael hotel da hacia el lado opuesto al marshe pulled the child away from the cliff edgeapartó al niño del borde del acantilado6.2 (at a distance, separated from)lejos deaway from his familylejos de su familiastand well away from the fireno te acerques al fuegothe ideal place if you want to be/get away from it allel lugar ideal si te quieres alejar del mundanal ruidoExample sentences
- Residents from four neighbouring houses spent a night away from their homes as the house was sealed off.
- Several of the injured kids began to cry out in pain or crawl away from the gun shots.
- To his surprise the baby quickly struggled out and started crawling away from them.
- (before noun) away game o (in British English also) matchpartido (masculine) que se juega fuera (de casa)Example sentences
- The move follows a dramatic drop in football violence by Millwall fans at home and away matches.
- Kendal County's away match at Ambleside was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.
- As with all away match tickets they will be on sale to season ticket holders and members for a period of time and then go on general sale.
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