Definition of getaway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɛtəweɪ/


1An escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime: the thugs made their getaway [as modifier]: a getaway car
More example sentences
  • The suspect ran off, chased by the shop's staff, but escaped in a getaway car driven by an accomplice waiting outside the store.
  • Although he escaped in a getaway car, he was pursued by police.
  • A bicycle thief made a quick getaway after stealing his set of wheels in broad daylight.
escape, breakout, break, bolt for freedom, running away, flight, bolting, absconding, decamping, fleeing, flit;
disappearance, vanishing act
2 informal A short holiday: a weekend getaway
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  • Roads, ports and airports were today coping well with the wave of holidaymakers making Easter getaways.
  • This does not have to be a long vacation, just a weekend getaway.
  • This road is not spared even on holidays or weekends as it is the gateway to weekend getaways in that part of the city.
2.1A holiday destination: the island getaway of Penang
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  • Both children and parents alike are happier getting whisked off to summer camps and holiday getaways, far from the cramped confines of the city.
  • Adding a few tropical plants in containers can give you the fragrance and color of an island getaway in the smallest space.
  • Suitable as either a permanent country home or a holiday getaway, this roadside holding goes under the hammer on July 24.

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