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getaway in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgetawayget‧a‧way /ˈɡetəweɪ/ noun [countable]  1 SCCESCAPEan escape from a place or unpleasant situation, especially after committing a crime The gunmen made a getaway on foot.getaway car/vehicle/van (=a car etc used by criminals to escape after a crime)2 especially American English a short holiday away from home, or a place where people go for a short holiday Big Bear Lake is a popular weekend getaway.
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getawayHe then makes his getaway in the subway.Some are planning getaways to private cabins.You might have to make a quick getaway!He climbed down and removed all his clothing except for his socks, which he left on in order to make a quick getaway.Thanks to this quick getaway aquarium heaters need not be shielded to protect Ampullaria from burns.The red Rover getaway car was abandoned two miles away and was carrying false number plates.These are ideal weekend getaways and begin at around $ 500 a person, including air fare.Big Bear Lake is a popular weekend getaway.getaway car/vehicle/vanProsecutors contend that McVeigh used the Mercury as a getaway car to flee the scene of the bombing five days later.Police recovered a black Opel car, believed to have been used as a getaway car in the attack.I drove a getaway car once.Power was in a getaway car several blocks from the bank.The red Rover getaway car was abandoned two miles away and was carrying false number plates.Their stolen getaway car was found later in Tiger's Bay.If the Grinch stole Christmas, consumers drove the getaway car.They abandoned their getaway car in Sealand Road.weekend getawayThe specials, publicized only on the Internet and good for weekend getaways, are far lower than any other fares.These are ideal weekend getaways and begin at around $ 500 a person, including air fare.