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I/you/we/theyget out
he/she/itgets out
present participlegetting out
past tensegot out
past participlegotten out
  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. 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.

  4. 5
    [transitive] to manage to say something

    He tried to protest, but couldn’t get the words out.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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