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Translation of get away in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (escape) [prisoner/suspect] escaparse don't let him get away no dejes que se escape to get away from sth/sb escaparse de algo/algn there's no getting away from the fact that … hay que reconocer or es un hecho insoslayable que … 1.2 (leave) salir* 1.3 (go on vacation) irse* or salir* de vacaciones to get away from it all alejarse del mundanal ruido 1.4 (expressing incredulity) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] get away (with you)! ¡dale! [colloquial/familiar], ¡anda (ya)! (especially Spain/especialmente España) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 2.1 (remove, take away) get that dog away from my petunias! ¡quita or saca a ese perro de mis petunias! anything to get the children away from the television set cualquier cosa con tal de sacar a los niños de enfrente del televisor we got the knife away from him le quitamos el cuchillo 2.2 (put away, conceal) guardar 2.3 (dispatch, send off) [message/signal] enviar*
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