get out of the way

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get out of the way

1. To stop obstructing or impeding someone; to move out of someone's path. Just get out of the way when she's upset like this. I appreciate that you're trying to help, but you'd actually be more helpful if you got out of the way.
2. To lose one's ability to do something. With all this rainy weather lately, I've gotten out of the way of going to the gym.
3. To do something undesirable or unpleasant in order to be finished with it. In this usage, a noun of pronoun is used between "get" and "out." I volunteered to go first so that I could get my presentation out of the way.
4. To move someone or something out of one's path. In this usage, a noun of pronoun is used between "get" and "out." Sophia, get the baby out the way before I let the dog back in. Get these Legos out of the way, or else Mom will suck them up in the vacuum.
See also: get, of, out, way
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get into/out of the way of something/of doing something

become used to doing something/lose the habit of doing something: The women had got into the way of going out for a walk every evening.
See also: get, of, out, something, way

get something out of the ˈway

deal with a task or difficulty so that it is no longer a problem or worry: I’m glad I’ve got that visit to the dentist out of the way.
See also: get, of, out, something, way
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