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get away

Definition of get away in English:

1Escape: Stevie was caught, but the rest of us got away he was very lucky to get away with his life
More example sentences
  • He said the robbers got away in a car which had been stolen earlier and was later found burned out.
  • He was challenged by a neighbour as he fled and there was a brief struggle, but the robber managed to get away.
  • His accomplice that night got away scot free; after all, Lorraine was only 13 at the time.
Synonyms
escape, run away/off, break out, break free, break loose, bolt, flee, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, make a run for it;
slip away, sneak away
informal cut and run, skedaddle, do a disappearing act
1.1Leave one’s home or work for a time of rest or recreation; go on a vacation: it will be nice to get away
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