Get away!

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get away

1. To evade or escape someone or something. The robber is getting away! Stop him! That party was so boring. I couldn't get away fast enough! I can't seem to get away from technical problems this morning.
2. To move away from someone or something. Well, get away from the cat if he's hissing at you. Kids! Get away from the street!
3. To move someone or something away from someone or something else. Get the kids away from the street!
4. To travel or take a trip. We should get away this summer, maybe to Aruba.
5. To escape from some predicament, accusation, or wrongdoing without incurring any penalty or punishment; to be acquitted of all charges for some crime or crimes. It sickens me that all these bankers that ruined our economy get away scot-free, even though they caused millions of people to suffer. Due to an error in the filing of evidence by police, the suspect ending up getting away scot-free.
6. To be successful in doing something that seems doomed or futile. I can't believe I got away without studying! Sure, I only got a B-, but it's still a passing grade!
7. To be forgotten. I know I've met her before, but her name has gotten away from me.
8. To start something at a fast pace. The kids got away from the door as soon as I opened it.
9. To stop it or go away. Typically used as an imperative. Get away—you're just being annoying. If he doesn't get away, I'm going to scream.
See also: away, get
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Get away!

(ˈgɛt əˈwe)
exclam. Stop being a pest!; I don’t believe you! Get away! Nobody is that stupid!
See also: get
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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