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get·a·way

 (gĕt′ə-wā′)
n.
1. The act or an instance of escaping: made a quick getaway.
2. The start, as of a race.
3. A place appropriate for a vacation.

get•a•way

(ˈgɛt əˌweɪ)

n.
1. a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
2. the start of a race.
3. a place where one escapes for relaxation, vacation, etc., or a period of time for such recreation.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.getaway - the attribute of being capable of rapid accelerationgetaway - the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup"
acceleration - an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
2.getaway - a rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

getaway

noun escape, break, flight, break-out, decampment The thieves made their getaway on a stolen motorcycle.

getaway

noun
The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty:
Slang: lam.
Translations
هَرَب، فَرار
únikúnikovýútěk
flugtflugt-
elmenekülés
undankoma; strok
kaçışkaçma

getaway

[ˈgetəweɪ]
A. Nescape m, huida f, fuga f
to make one's getawayescaparse
B. CPD getaway car N the thieves' getaway carel coche en que huyeron los ladrones

getaway

[ˈgɛtəweɪ] nfuite f
to make a or one's getaway → prendre la fuite, s'enfuirgetaway car n
the getaway car used by the assassin → la voiture dont l'assassin s'est servi pour prendre la fuiteget-rich-quick scheme [ˌgɛtrɪtʃˈkwɪkskiːm] ncombine f pour faire fortune rapidementgetting on for prep (British) (= nearly) → presqueget-together [ˈgɛttəgɛðər] npetite fête f
to have a get-together → faire un petite fêteget-up [ˈgɛtʌp] n (= outfit) → accoutrement mget-up-and-go [ˌgɛtʌpənˈgəʊ] n
He's got lots of get-up-and-go → Il a vraiment la pêche.get-well card ncarte f de vœux de bon rétablissement

getaway

[ˈgɛtəˌweɪ] n to make one's getawaydarsi alla fuga

get

(get) past tense got (got) : past participle got (American) gotten (ˈgotn) verb
1. to receive or obtain. I got a letter this morning.
2. to bring or buy. Please get me some food.
3. to (manage to) move, go, take, put etc. He couldn't get across the river; I got the book down from the shelf.
4. to cause to be in a certain condition etc. You'll get me into trouble.
5. to become. You're getting old.
6. to persuade. I'll try to get him to go.
7. to arrive. When did they get home?
8. to succeed (in doing) or to happen (to do) something. I'll soon get to know the neighbours; I got the book read last night.
9. to catch (a disease etc). She got measles last week.
10. to catch (someone). The police will soon get the thief.
11. to understand. I didn't get the point of his story.
ˈgetaway noun
an escape. The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car; (also adjective) a getaway car.
ˈget-together noun
an informal meeting.
ˈget-up noun
clothes, usually odd or unattractive. She wore a very strange get-up at the party.
be getting on for
to be close to (a particular age, time etc). He must be getting on for sixty at least.
get about
1. (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known. I don't know how the story got about that she was leaving.
2. to be able to move or travel about, often of people who have been ill. She didn't get about much after her operation.
get across
to be or make (something) understood. This is something which rarely gets across to the general public.
get after
to follow. If you want to catch him, you had better get after him at once.
get ahead
to make progress; to be successful. If you want to get ahead, you must work hard.
get along (often with with)
to be friendly or on good terms (with someone). I get along very well with him; The children just cannot get along together.
get around
1. (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known. I don't know how the story got around that she was leaving her job.
2. (of people) to be active or involved in many activities. He really gets around, doesn't he!
get around toget round toget at
1. to reach (a place, thing etc). The farm is very difficult to get at.
2. to suggest or imply (something). What are you getting at?
3. to point out (a person's faults) or make fun of (a person). He's always getting at me.
get away
1. to (be able to) leave. I usually get away (from the office) at four-thirty.
2. to escape. The thieves got away in a stolen car.
get away with
to do (something bad) without being punished for it. Murder is a serious crime and one rarely gets away with it.
get back
1. to move away. The policeman told the crowd to get back.
2. to retrieve. She eventually got back the book she had lent him.
get by
to manage. I can't get by on such a small salary.
get down
to make (a person) sad. Working in this place really gets me down.
get down to
to begin to work (hard) at. I must get down to work tonight, as the exams start next week.
get in
to send for (a person). The television is broken – we'll need to get a man in to repair it.
get into
1. to put on (clothes etc). Get into your pyjamas.
2. to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way. He got into a temper.
3. to affect strangely. I don't know what has got into him
get nowhere
to make no progress. You'll get nowhere if you follow his instructions.
get off
1. to take off or remove (clothes, marks etc). I can't get my boots off; I'll never get these stains off (my dress).
2. to change (the subject which one is talking, writing etc about). We've rather got off the subject.
get on
1. to make progress or be successful. How are you getting on in your new job?
2. to work, live etc in a friendly way. We get on very well together; I get on well with him.
3. to grow old. Our doctor is getting on a bit now.
4. to put (clothes etc) on. Go and get your coat on.
5. to continue doing something. I must get on, so please don't interrupt me; I must get on with my work.
get on at
to criticize (a person) continually or frequently. My wife is always getting on at me.
get out
1. to leave or escape. No-one knows how the lion got out.
2. (of information) to become known. I've no idea how word got out that you were leaving.
get out of
to (help a person etc to) avoid doing something. I wonder how I can get out of washing the dishes; How can I get him out of going to the party?
get over
1. to recover from (an illness, surprise, disappointment etc). I've got over my cold now; I can't get over her leaving so suddenly.
2. to manage to make (oneself or something) understood. We must get our message over to the general public.
3. (with with) to do (something one does not want to do). I'm not looking forward to this meeting, but let's get it over (with).
get round
1. to persuade (a person etc) to do something to one's own advantage. She can always get round her grandfather by giving him a big smile.
2. to solve (a problem etc). We can easily get round these few difficulties.
get (a)round to
to manage to (do something). I don't know when I'll get round to (painting) the door.
get there
to succeed or make progress. There have been a lot of problems but we're getting there.
get through
1. to finish (work etc). We got through a lot of work today.
2. to pass (an examination).
3. to arrive, usually with some difficulty. The food got through to the fort despite the enemy's attempts to stop it.
4. to make oneself understood. I just can't get through to her any more.
get together
to meet. We usually get together once a week.
get up
1. to (cause to) get out of bed. I got up at seven o'clock; Get John up at seven o'clock.
2. to stand up.
3. to increase (usually speed).
4. to arrange, organize or prepare (something). We must get up some sort of celebration for him when he leaves.
get up to
to do (something bad). He's always getting up to mischief.
References in classic literature ?
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Profusely illustrated throughout with full color photography of the people and places highlighted, Rand McNally's "Midwest: Getaway Guide" is the perfect planning guide to what the American Midwest has to offer the traveler, whether the itinerary is for a day-trip, a weekend, or an extended vacation.
LANCASTER -- Bank robbers threw thousands of dollars in cash out of their getaway car's windows and onto Lancaster streets Wednesday morning as they fled a holdup.
I'd recommend The Man With the Getaway Face, Butcher's Moon and Comeback.