get away from - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget away from
he/she/itgets away from
present participlegetting away from
past tensegot away from
past participlegot away from
  1. 1
    get away from something to stop having a particular idea or belief that is old-fashioned or not helpful

    We want to get away from this idea that in a divorce one partner has to be blamed.

  2. 2
    get away from something to talk about something different from what you should be talking about

    I think we’re getting away from the point.

  3. 3
    get away from someone/something used for telling someone to move away from a person or place

    Get away from there! It’s hot!

  4. 4
    you can’t get away from something/there’s no getting away from something used for saying that a fact or situation must be accepted and cannot be avoided
See also main entry: get