Definition of Get away
1. Verb. Run away from confinement. "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
Specialized synonyms: Break, Break Away, Break Out, Escape From, Shake, Shake Off, Throw Off, Bilk, Elude, Evade, Slip, Run Away, Escape
Generic synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight
Derivative terms: Escape, Escape, Escapee, Getaway
2. Verb. Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action. "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
Specialized synonyms: Evade
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Escape
3. Verb. Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion. "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
Definition of Get away
1. Verb. (literally) To move away (from). ¹
2. Verb. (with ''from'' when used with an object) To avoid capture; to escape (from). ¹
3. Verb. (with ''to'' when used with an object) To take a break from one's present circumstances; to journey (to), especially on holiday. ¹
4. Verb. To start moving; to depart. ¹
5. Verb. To slip from one's control. ¹
6. Interjection. Expressing disbelief. ¹
7. Interjection. Sarcastically express disbelief, often to indicate that another's statement was obvious. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Get away
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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"And Arkansaw, with her tooth-picker, Will help us out a little quicker ; get away 1 get away 1 get away ! Dixie Land 1 And next, Old North Carolina State, ..."
2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"of her injury; her fright at the derailed car and her effort to get away from the place of safety to what she considered a safer place is an intervening act ..."
3. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"... lie would get some one he could trust to buy him ; " den work hard as eher, till I could buy my children, den I 'd get away from dis yer." — "Where! ..."
4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Voltaire, in spite of his efforts, does get away (June 20th-July 7th). Wednesday, June 20th, Voltaire and Collini (" word of honor " fallen dubious to them, ..."
5. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"You, you hideous old woman ! " " Oh, you — you wretch ! didn't you give me this paper promising marriage ? " cries Gruff. " get away, you old goose ! ..."