View synonyms for getaway


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  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.


  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of getaway1

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase get away

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Example Sentences

One problem with choosing a hiking destination for our first real getaway since the coronavirus was that our bodies were more in pandemic shape than anyone’s definition of “fit.”

Still, as sophisticated as the analysis is, it doesn’t yet say how the information makes its getaway.

So if you’re looking for a beach getaway, a wine trip or even a luxurious spa weekend, here are five socially distanced ways to still make your bachelorette festivities extra-special, even with added safety precautions in mind.

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.

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.

Either way, guests seeking a holiday getaway there can also enjoy a tingle of telling truth to power by posting their own reviews.

The Getaway Car is lousy with these throwaway lines and asides.

Excerpted from The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany.

"The other one's making a getaway, Mr. McKibben," sang out Chub excitedly.

"Dangerfield was sure doing everything he could to make a safe getaway into Mexico," said he.

Landy related fully the incident as to why he knew that Hulls Barrow and Maizie planned a quick getaway.

"You should have made a getaway in the Manhattan," Ben said, in a moment.

We just thought he might have beat it into this room for a getaway.





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