Prepositional Phrases – Away

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An Alphabetical list of English Prepositional Phrases using the word “Away”  –  If you do not see the Phrase that you are looking for below, please let me know in the comments and I will be happy to add it for you at my earliest convenience.


(to) Get Away With (something) – This is an idiomatic verb phrase which is used to mean:  To not get caught or at least not get in trouble for doing something wrong or that one shouldn’t have done.  The phrase (probably) comes from the days that bank robbers used to have someone sitting out front with a “get-away” car…  If they managed to rob the bank, and “get away” without getting caught, then they *got away with it*…  “it” being the money.

(to) Put (something) Away – This is a verb phrase which means:  to put something (whatever it may be) in a specific or non-specific place because one is either finished with it or at least will not need it for a time and it is being put there (wherever that may be) so that it will not be “in the way” or that it will be protected…  “When I was younger my mother was constantly bothering me to *put* my clothes *away*.”

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