get away from


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get away from (someone or something)

1. 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!
2. To move someone or something away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "away." Get the kids away from the street!
See also: away, get

get someone or something away from someone or something

to take someone or something away from someone or something, in any combination. Please get that cigar away from me! See if you can get Timmy away from the horse.
See also: away, get
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People move out here to get away from the rat race, but they realized they don't have a Starbucks on the corner.
I know how easily it can get away from you and how lonely you feel when it gets away,'' Sutton said.
Jose Mesa is facing criminal charges and he's glad to get to Florida to get away from them for a while.