There are 2 main definitions of get out in English:

get out1

1(Of something previously secret) become known: news got out that we were coming
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  • He touches on the territorialism that occurs when the local's secret gets out and a treasure is discovered by the outside world.
  • She mentally whispered the last part, as if she didn't want her secret getting out.
  • Property prices have dropped since the news got out and people are annoyed, verging on being angry.
2 (also get out of here) [in imperative] informal , chiefly North American Used to express disbelief: get out, you’re a liar
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  • On second thought, Congressional genius? Get out of here.
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There are 2 main definitions of get out in English:


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A means of avoiding something; an excuse: [as modifier]: a get-out clause
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  • ‘It would be nice to get the £12m [outlined in the get-out clause of his contract] but I think that's wishful thinking,’ said Bain.
  • Maybe this onus gives the Government a get-out clause: ‘Well, we offered parents the chance, but there just wasn't the demand.’
  • He was annoyed that their offer of a 12-month extension included a cancer get-out clause, which they said they would remove only if he saw a specialist.