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Describing movement away and changes of direction

away

adverb

turning or looking towards a different direction

backward

adjective

moving or looking in the direction that is behind you

outwards

adverb

away from the centre of something, or towards the outside of it

around

adverb, preposition

moving so that you face in the opposite direction

round

adverb, preposition

moving so that you face in the opposite direction

back

adverb

away from an original position or place

up

adjective, adverb, preposition

moving along a road, street, path etc, or at a point along it in a direction away from you

down

adjective, adverb, preposition

at a point somewhere on a road, path etc in a direction away from you

against

preposition

if someone or something moves against the wind, the current etc, they face it and move in the opposite direction

about

adverb, preposition

moving so that you face in the opposite direction

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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