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Origin of getaway
Words nearby getaway
Example sentences from the Web for getaway
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If you can still plan a getaway, our local restaurants are open, many with outdoor and socially distant seating.
Kathryn RomeynCalifornia is a perfect getaway nearly all year long.
The diverse and friendly Indianapolis scene makes for a perfect weekend getaway.
They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.
After he allegedly unloaded on the cops, Brinsley attempted to make a getaway to a nearby subway.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Getaway Car is lousy with these throwaway lines and asides.
Excerpted from The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany.
This would give his gang plenty of time to rob the bank and make their getaway.
Mebbe I was afraid she'd throw it at me when I was making my getaway.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
"Sure, three can make a getaway easier than one," O'Malley said.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
"I'm going to make a getaway to-night," declared Matt firmly.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
He had enough sense not to try to make his getaway in his own machine or Treving's.The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp
But you didn't shoot straight enough, and you didn't fix it so you could make your getaway.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for getaway
verb (adverb, mainly intr)
- to steal and escape (with money, goods, etc)
- to do (something wrong, illegal, etc) without being discovered or punished or with only a minor punishment
Idioms and Phrases with getaway
Break free, escape, as in The suspect ran down the street and got away, or I wanted to come but couldn't get away from the office. [c. 1300] A variant is get away from it all, meaning “to depart and leave one's surroundings or problems or work behind.” For example, Joe is taking a few days off—he needs to get away from it all.
Start out or leave quickly, as in The greyhounds got away from the starting gate, or I thought I had the answer but it got away from me.
Go, move off. For example, Get away from my desk! or Get away—I don't want you near that hot stove. [Late 1700s] Also see get away with.