get outta (something)

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get outta (something)

1. Literally, to exit something or some place. (In all of these usages, "outta" is a colloquial contraction of "out of.") Please don't get outta the car until I've brought it to a complete stop. You really need to get outta the house more often!
2. To move off some path, road, course, etc. We'd better get outta the road, there's an ambulance screaming toward us. Hey, Mike! Get outta the way, would ya? I'm trying to move these crates!
3. To leave or depart from a particular place. I think we'd better get outta here—things are starting to look a little bit rough! I'd like to get outta town for a while.
4. To contrive to evade, avoid, or withdraw from some obligation. Don't think you can get outta your chores that easily! I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get outta that financial results meeting next week.
5. To no longer be in some state or condition. The party started getting outta hand, so I had to send everyone home. It sounds like your car's engine has gotten a bit outta kilter.
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