I.away [Brit əˈweɪ, Am əˈweɪ]ADJAway often appears in English as the second element of a verb ( run away, put away, get away, look away, give away etc.). For translations, look at the appropriate verb entry ( run, put, get, look, give etc.). away often appears after a verb in English to show that an action is continuous or intense. If away does not change the basic meaning of the verb only the verb is translated: he was snoring away = il ronflait. If away does change the basic meaning of the verb ( he's grinding away at his maths), consult the appropriate verb entry. This dictionary contains Usage Notes on topics like distance. For the index to these Notes see .