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getaway

[get-uh-wey]
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noun
  1. a getting away or fleeing; an escape.
  2. the start of a race: a fast getaway.
  3. a place where one escapes for relaxation, vacation, etc., or a period of time for such recreation: a little seaside getaway; a two-week getaway in the Bahamas.
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adjective
  1. used as a means of escape or fleeing: a stolen getaway car.
  2. used for occasional relaxation, retreat, or reclusion: a weekend getaway house.
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Origin of getaway

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase get away
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Word Origin and History for getaway

n.

"escape," 1852, originally in fox hunting, from verbal phrase get away "escape" (c.1300); see get (v.) + away. Of prisoners or criminals from 1893.

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