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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
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  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.
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