Definition of Get out

1. Verb. Move out of or depart from. "The men get out the boat "; "The fugitive has left the country"

Exact synonyms: Exit, Go Out, Leave
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Depart, Go, Go Away, Pop Out, File Out, Get Off, Hop Out, Fall Out, Get Off, Step Out, Eject, Undock, Log Off, Log Out
Related verbs: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Antonyms: Enter
Derivative terms: Exit, Exit, Leave

2. Verb. Take out of a container or enclosed space. "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!"
Exact synonyms: Bring Out
Specialized synonyms: Winkle, Winkle Out
Generic synonyms: Take Out, Unpack

3. Verb. Move out or away. "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
Exact synonyms: Pull Out
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Related verbs: Back Down, Back Off, Bow Out, Chicken Out, Pull Out
Antonyms: Pull In
Derivative terms: Pullout

4. Verb. Express with difficulty. "I managed to get out a few words"
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell

5. Verb. Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover. "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Pull, Pull Out, Take Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Pull, Draw Out, Extract, Pull, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out, Draw, Take Out
Specialized synonyms: Unsheathe
Derivative terms: Drawer

6. Verb. Be released or become known; of news. "News of her death broke in the morning"
Exact synonyms: Break, Get Around
Related verbs: Break, Bring Out, Disclose, Discover, Divulge, Expose, Give Away, Let On, Let Out, Reveal, Unwrap
Specialized synonyms: Leak, Leak Out

7. Verb. Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action. "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
Exact synonyms: Escape, Get Away, Get By, Get Off
Specialized synonyms: Evade
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Escape

Definition of Get out

1. Verb. To leave or escape ¹

2. Verb. To help someone leave ¹

3. Verb. To leave a vehicle such as a car. ''(Note: for public transport, get off is more common.)'' ¹

4. Verb. To become known. ¹

5. Verb. To spend free time out of the house. ¹

6. Verb. To publish something, or make a product available. ¹

7. Verb. To say something with difficulty. ¹

8. Verb. To clean something. To eliminate dirt or stains. ¹

9. Verb. To take something from its container. ¹

10. Verb. (UK slang) Used in the imperative to express disgust when another person has said or done something the speaker disapproves of (especially a bad joke). ¹

11. Interjection. Indicating incredulity. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Out

get one's knickers in a twist
get one's lumps
get one's marching orders
get one's money's worth
get one's own back
get one's panties in a bunch
get one's shorts in a knot
get one's skates on
get one's teeth into
get one's undies in a bundle
get one's wires crossed
get one over on
get onto
get out (current term)
get out of
get out of Dodge
get out of bed on the wrong side
get out of here
get out of jail free card
get out of there
get out of town
get out while the getting's good
get outside
get outta
get outta here
get over

Literary usage of Get out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"get out your towel my dear!" The plastering that fell from ceilings in San Francisco that day, would have covered several acres of ground. ..."

2. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1895)
"... specimens and all, in — another place, before he would get out a boat or delay the ship one moment for him. We left the land gradually astern; ..."

3. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (1841)
"I can't get out," said the starling. " God help thee ! " said I, " but I 'll help thee out, cost what it will;" so I turned about the cage to get to the ..."

4. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"It will never get out: thank you." And waving her hand, white as a lily and fine as a fairy's, she vanished within the porch, while the rector and his niece ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... and that if his Majesty could get out that evening he might be at Kingsale next morning early; the King liked the proposition, and went on board assoon ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... prisoners we may return to them by exchange, for, in the rough phrase of both alike, " They don't care a cuss, so they can get out of it and get home. ..."

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