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Noun: getaway  'ge-tu,wey
  1. A rapid escape (as by criminals)
    "the thieves made a clean getaway";
    - lam [N. Amer, informal]
  2. The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
    - pickup
Verb: get away  get u'wey
  1. Run away from confinement
    "The convicted murderer got away from a high security prison";
    - escape, break loose
  2. Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    "She gets away with murder!";
    - get off [informal], get by, get out, escape
  3. Remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
    "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer";
    - escape

Derived forms: gets away, getaways, getting away, got away

Type of: acceleration, avoid, cut and run [informal], escape, flee, flight, fly, take flight

Encyclopedia: Getaway