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noun [countable] British     awayday pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    business a work-related meeting that is held somewhere away from the usual workplace over a day or weekend, usually for the purpose of getting new ideas and building team spirit

    Last week we held our annual staff awayday where we celebrated our achievements.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Fauzia Eastwood from United Kingdom on 23/06/2015
  2. 2
    a trip to a place for pleasure, coming back the same day

    I had a pleasant awayday earlier this week to the Watermill in Bagnor.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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