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present tense
I/you/we/theyget out
he/she/itgets out
present participlegetting out
past tensegot out
past participlegotten out
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] used for telling someone to leave
    The teacher screamed at him to get out.
    get out of: Get out of my house!
    1. a.
      [transitive]get someone out to make another person leave
      Get that man out of my bedroom!
  2. 2
    [transitive] to remove something that is inside or mixed with something else
    I washed the shirt twice, but I couldn’t get the stain out.
    get something out of something: Mike got a sliver of glass out of Jenny’s toe.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to go to different places and spend time enjoying yourself
    We don’t get out much, since we have a young baby.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] if something secret gets out, a lot of people find out about it
    There was a huge public outcry when the news got out.
    get out that: It quickly got out that Mariel was leaving Danny.
  5. 5
    [transitive] to manage to say something
    He tried to protest, but couldn’t get the words out.
  6. 6
    [transitive] to make something such as a new book available for people to buy
    There was the usual rush to get the dictionary out on time.
  7. 7
    [transitive]get someone out to remove someone from their job, especially from a position of political power
    They were confident they could get the Democrats out.
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