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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget away
he/she/itgets away
present participlegetting away
past tensegot away
past participlegot away
  1. 1
    to escape from a person or place

    A police officer grabbed him, but he got away.

    get away from:

    The dog got away from me in the park.

  2. 2
    to manage to leave a place, especially your work

    He said he’d meet me for lunch if he could get away.

  3. 3
    to go somewhere different from where you live in order to have a rest or a holiday
    get away from it all:

    On days like today, I just want to get away from it all.

  4. 4
    [always in imperative] British spoken used for saying that you are very surprised by what someone has told you
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