Translation of getaway in Spanish:

getaway

Pronunciation: /ˈgetəweɪ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (quick departure) huida (feminine), fuga (feminine) to make one's getaway escaparse, huir* the thieves made a quick getaway los ladrones se dieron rápidamente a la fuga or huyeron rápidamente del lugar de los hechos (before noun/delante del nombre) the getaway car el coche que usaron ( or iban a usar etc) para la fuga 1.2 (short vacation, break) (American English/inglés norteamericano) escapada (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • 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.
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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.
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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.
    1.3 (in race) (American English/inglés norteamericano) salida (feminine), arranque (masculine)

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.