From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget away phrasal verb1LEAVE A PLACEleave to leave a place, especially when this is not easyThe meeting dragged on, and I didn’t get away until seven. fromI like to get away from London at the weekend.2on holiday informalDLHOLIDAY to take a holiday away from the place you normally liveWill you manage to get away this summer? toWe’re hoping to get away to Scotland for a few days.3ESCAPEescape to escape from someone who is chasing you or trying to catch youThe three men got away in a stolen car. fromWe knew it wouldn’t be easy to get away from the police. withThe thieves got away with jewellery worth over £50,000.4get away! British English spokenSURPRISED used to say you are very surprised by something or do not believe it5the one that got awayGOOD/EXCELLENTNOT HAVE something good that you nearly had or that nearly happened →get→ See Verb table
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get away• Detectivesfollowed the man as far as the harbour, but then he jumped into a speedboat and got clean away.• But this could be her only chance to get away.• Don't worry, I won't let him get away.• How could you let him get away!• We ran after the mugger as fast as we could, but he got away.• They're all under nine months old and those that don't get away are destroyed.• He got away down a back alley.• We managed to get away for a week in August.• Yosemite is a great place to get away from it all.• Follow that car and don't let it get away from you.• Police believe the gunmengot away in a whiteFord pickup.• I can tell you, I had to get away, love.• Thieves got away with silver and severalvaluablepaintings, including one by Picasso.• It is perhaps for that reason that the pensionsindustry had been able to get away with such arrangements for so long.get from• I remember what a relief it was to get away from home.• Coe, on the other hand, is getting away from it all with a weeks holiday in Helsinki.• Henriksen tries to get away from Roberts, but to no avail.• I got away fromSlim on my own, and nobody had to fork out no fifty thousand.• To get away from some guys in a Camaro who wanted to race, Juan says, the friendgassed the bike.• He climbed out of a window to get away from the attacker.• I felt great about getting away from the Cav, even if for only one day.• They can not get away from the characters as they have fistfights or shoot up.get to• Ben got away to a lightning start and won in a blazing 10.06 seconds.• Mac got away to a quite blistering start.• Ben got away to a really fast start and there was no heading him.• But I do know the difficulty the Major has in getting away to do his own things.• He seemed in a hurry to get away to his next appointment.• The partnership came to an end in 1947 when Walter got away to the United States.• He wanted to get away to think clearly.• The bestalternative is for people to cross the platform and to get away to where they want.get from• I remember what a relief it was to get away from home.• Coe, on the other hand, is getting away from it all with a weeks holiday in Helsinki.• Henriksen tries to get away from Roberts, but to no avail.• I got away from Slim on my own, and nobody had to fork out no fifty thousand.• To get away from some guys in a Camaro who wanted to race, Juan says, the friend gassed the bike.• I felt great about getting away from the Cav, even if for only one day.• They can not get away from the characters as they have fist fights or shoot up.the one that got away• Saucy Cecil Parkinson lets his fingers do the talking about the one that got away.