Get away

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to get away

  1. (literally) To move away (from).
    Get away from the edge of the cliff!
    Get away from me!
  2. (with from when used with an object) To avoid capture; to escape (from).
    Surround the bank! Don't let the robber get away!
    I almost caught the critter, but it got away from me.
  3. (with to when used with an object) To take a break from one's present circumstances; to journey (to), especially on holiday.
    This place is really getting me down. I need to get away for a while.
    Next weekend we're hoping to get away to the seaside.
  4. To start moving; to depart.
    The train got away exactly on time.
  5. To slip from one's control.
    I can't cope any more. Things are getting away from me.


Get away

  1. Expressing disbelief.
    You bought that for twenty pounds? Get away!
  2. Sarcastically express disbelief, often to indicate that another's statement was obvious.
    The surface of the sun is very hot.
    Get away.


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