In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in opposite direction to)to face away from the light — ponerse de espaldas a la luz
- the hotel faces away from the sea — el hotel da hacia el lado opuesto al mar
- she pulled the child away from the cliff edge — apartó al niño del borde del acantilado
1.2(at a distance, separated from)lejos deaway from his family — lejos de su familia
- stand well away from the fire — no te acerques al fuego
- the ideal place if you want to be/get away from it all — el lugar ideal si te quieres alejar del mundanal ruido
- I crawled away from the mess and moved toward the door at the back of the stage.
- I picked at the vegetables, ate the potato, and then pushed the plate away from me.
- He was ordered not to communicate with Frost in any way and to stay away from four named people.
- I tried to explain that I had a booking, but they kept pushing me away from the door.
- The policeman refused to answer and instead pinned my arms behind my back and pushed me away from him.
- Afterwards it was Accies who had pushed up the table away from their hosts.
- It was only then that the police stepped in, as they pushed the crowd away from the two lawyers.
- 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.
- I rolled over on the air mattress and pushed us away from the edge of the pool.
- Local people were hoping for a change in the wind to push the slick away from the coast.
- They will never see him again, for he plans to crawl away from the public eye and die.
- It moves out of my reach, as if some unseen hand has pushed the cigarettes away from me.
- He tried to give her a kiss on the cheek but she resisted his advance and pushed him away from her face briskly.
- To his surprise the baby quickly struggled out and started crawling away from them.
- He also saw three or four masked men scurry away from the bank under cover of the smoke.
- In response, the girl just cowered away from him, crawling backwards on her hands and knees.
- In the same way in a pub a ventilation system bringing in fresh air over the bar will push smoke away from staff.
- She huffed and pushed her hair away from her face, which only made him want to kiss her.
- She crawled away from him so fast he was afraid she would go too far and fall off the bed.
2.1(into nothing)the ghostly figure melted away into the darkness — la figura fantasmal se desvaneció en la oscuridad
2.2(indicating use of time)you're dreaming your life away — se te está yendo la vida en sueños
- they danced the night away — bailaron toda la noche
3.1I've got some questions to ask you — OK, ask away! — tengo algunas preguntas que hacerle —¡dígame!
3.2(continuously)he's been painting away all morning — se ha pasado toda la mañana pintando
- I could hear him singing away in the bath — lo oía cantar en el baño
4.1(in the distance)it isn't far away — no queda lejos
- we're still a long way away — todavía estamos muy lejos
- Easter is a long way away — falta mucho para Pascua
- it's 20 miles away — queda a 20 millas
- she lives an hour's drive away — vive a una hora de aquí en coche
4.2(absent)she's away in Canada — está en Canadá
- they're both away today — ninguno de los dos está hoy
- I'll be away all next week — toda la semana que viene no voy a estar / voy a estar fuera
4.3Britanicoto play away — jugar fuera (de casa)
- Yeadon have still to play Idle away in the league so the ball is very much in their own court at the moment.
- We went away to Northwich and knew if we had won we would have been promoted, but it was a lot better to win at home in front of our fans.
- We won away only once last season so to win away this season is to get a monkey off our back.
- They quickly need to turn draws into wins at home and start to turn defeats into draws away.
- We just need a win tonight at Albania and then beat the Germans away.
- It's quite simple, you play everybody home and away in the league and whoever's top at the end wins.
- And we will then expect to beat them when they come to us so winning away is a big advantage.
5as preposition away with
- away with her to the tower! — ¡llevadla a la torre!
- away with these stale old conventions! — ¡abajo con estos convencionalismos caducos!
6.1(from place, person)I looked away — aparté la vista
- he limped away — se alejó cojeando
- they dragged the fallen tree away — se llevaron el árbol caído arrastrándolo
- I turned away — me di la vuelta
6.2(indicating removal)the bark had been stripped away — habían quitado la corteza
7(on one's way)we were away before sunrise — partimos / salimos antes del amanecer
- a couple of drinks and she's away — se toma un par de copas y se desata
- you only have to mention golf and he's away — apenas le mencionas el golf y no hay quien lo pare
1away game / match — partido que se juega fuera (de casa) masculino
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