Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

come away

 - definition

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome away
he/she/itcomes away
present participlecoming away
past tensecame away
past participlecome away

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 2
    to leave in a particular state or condition
    come away with:

    We came away with the feeling that they didn't really approve of us.

  2. 3
    [often in imperative] to move away from someone or something

    The man looked drunk, so we came away.

    come away from:

    Come away from that dog!

See also main entry: come


a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

selfie stick

an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog