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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
  1. 1
    British if one thing comes away from another that it was fixed to, it becomes separated from it by accident

    Another block of stone came away from the wall.

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  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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