get out of (one's) way(redirected from got out of one's way)
get out of (one's) way
1. To relocate to a position that is no longer an obstruction, impediment, or annoyance to one. I had to get quickly out of the bull's way as it came charging toward me. Sorry about that, I'll get out of your way.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to relocate to a position that is no longer an obstruction, impediment, or annoyance to one. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "out." Please get those people out of our way so we can get through with the ambulance. The company is waiting for a tow truck to come and get this car out of their way.
3. To actively avoid impeding, interfering with, or causing problems for someone or the action they are taking. You know how I feel about Rachel, but if you two want to be together, I'll get out of your way. I have ambitions to run this company some day, and you'll get out of my way if you know what's good for you.
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