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get away

1. verb To evade or escape someone or something. The robber is getting away! Stop him! I can't seem to get away from technical problems this morning.
2. verb 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. verb To move someone or something away from someone or something else. Get the kids away from the street!
4. verb To travel or take a trip. We should get away this summer, maybe to Aruba.
5. verb 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. verb 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. verb To be forgotten. I know I've met her before, but her name has gotten away from me.
8. verb To start something at a fast pace. The kids got away from the door as soon as I opened it.
9. noun An escape. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. We made a getaway before the police arrived and found us at the scene of the crime. We need to make a getaway before Great-Aunt Mildred arrives, or else we'll be stuck listening to her for hours!
10. noun A vacation or trip. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. A: "I could sure use a tropical getaway right about now." B: "Unfortunately, all I can offer you is some more spreadsheets."
11. noun A place one uses as a retreat. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. We have a getaway in the country that we like to go to on the weekends.
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get away

 (from someone or something)
1. to escape from someone, something, or some place. Max did get away from the prison guard but was caught soon after. Mary couldn't get away from the telephone all morning.
2. . Go to away (from someone or something).
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get away

to move away. (Often a command.) Get away! Don't bother me! I tried to get away, but he wouldn't let me.
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get away

1. Break free, escape, as in The suspect ran down the street and got away, or I wanted to come but couldn't get away from the office. [c. 1300] A variant is get away from it all, meaning "to depart and leave one's surroundings or problems or work behind." For example, Joe is taking a few days off-he needs to get away from it all.
2. Start out or leave quickly, as in The greyhounds got away from the starting gate, or I thought I had the answer but it got away from me.
3. Go, move off. For example, Get away from my desk! or Get away-I don't want you near that hot stove. [Late 1700s] Also see get away with.
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get away

v.
1. To leave or go away, especially to make an excursion: I'd really like to get away to a nice warm beach this year. We need a vacation; let's get away.
2. To cause something or someone to leave or go away: Get those ugly lizards away from here!
3. To leave a particular location where one has a responsibility or duty to be: Work has been busy, so I'll go to lunch with you if I can get away.
4. To escape or avoid capture: The thieves were able to get away in their car before anyone knew they had left.
5. To succeed in some wrongdoing without being accused or without being punished: The merchants always got away with overcharging the customers.
6. To succeed at something that would typically be expected to fail: We got away with driving the old car all the way across the country without once checking our oil.
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getaway

(ˈgetəwe)
1. n. an escape from the law. (Originally underworld.) There was no time to make a getaway, so we had to talk to Mrs. Wilson.
2. n. a place to escape to; a hideaway. The lover had a little hideaway in a small town on the state line.
3. n. a quick vacation. What you need is a weekend getaway.
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