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afield adv
1 far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall [syn: abroad]
2 in or into a field (especially a field of battle); "the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance"; "unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens"
3 off the subject; beyond the point at issue; "such digressions can lead us too far afield"

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Adverb

  1. Digressing from the topic at hand.
    Our discussions go so far afield it is really amazing we ever finish one.
  2. On the field.
    We now have both teams afield and can begin the match.
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