From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget out phrasal verb1leave to leave a room or buildingYou ought to get out into the fresh air.Mary screamed at me to get out. ofGet out of the kitchen!2ESCAPEescape to escape from a placeSome of the animals had got out. ofHe was determined to get out of prison.3help somebody escape get somebody outESCAPE to help someone leave a place or escape from a placeIt’s important to get these people out as soon as possible.get somebody out ofWe knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country.4take something from a place get something ↔ out to take something from the place where it is keptShe got out her violin and started to play.5FIND OUTinformation if information gets out, a lot of people then know it although it is meant to be secretWe have to make absolutely certain that none of this gets out.It’s bound to get out that he’s retiring soon.
6produce something get something ↔ outTCN to produce a book or other product that can be sold to peopleWe’re hoping to get the new catalogue out next week.7say something get something ↔ outSAY/STATE to succeed in saying something, especially when this is very difficultI wanted to tell him I loved him, but couldn’t get the words out. →get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
get out• It's a pity about the mark on your shirt. Drycleaning will probably get it out.• The sparewheel was right at the back of the boot under a load of suitcases, so it took me ages to get it out.• What can I use to get these winestains our of the tablecloth?• Eventually we realized there was no way of getting out.• The whole building was on fire - we were lucky to get outalive!• Most of the passengersgot out at OxfordCircus.• A few people managed to get out before the government crackdown.• Get out! Just get out will you? I never want to see you again!• Get out of here and leave me alone!• The farmergot out of his car to open the gate.• She got out of the car and slammed the door.• All US tourists and journalists are being advised to get out of the country as soon as possible.• It's important to get all the dirt out of the wound.• If wordgets out that Jordan is here, we'll be mobbed.• If it gets out that we knew about this, we'll lose all our clients.• If you want to get out the old photoalbums, you're going to have to dig in the bottom of that trunk.• If any of this gets out, we'll be in serioustrouble.get of• She got out ofbed and began to search for her clothes.• Iphicles screamed and tried to get out of bed, but Hercules sat up and grasped the deadlycreatures by the throat.• I got out of bed quietly, careful not to wake her.• Doherty left after behind-the-scenes differences and off-the-set growingpainsgot out of hand.• These constraints made the hatch difficult to get out of in fullspacesuits with lunarbackpacks.• Just how much did I get out of myself?• The paranoia's got out ofproportion.• We got out of school early on Thursday.• He says I should probably try to get out of that girl backing up.get of• She got out of bed and began to search for her clothes.• Iphicles screamed and tried to get out of bed, but Hercules sat up and grasped the deadly creatures by the throat.• I got out of bed quietly, careful not to wake her.• Doherty left after behind-the-scenes differences and off-the-set growing pains got out of hand.• These constraints made the hatch difficult to get out of in full spacesuits with lunar backpacks.• Just how much did I get out of myself?• The paranoia's got out of proportion.• He says I should probably try to get out of that girl backing up.get of• My wife, Ana, and I got married right out ofcollege.• I love to do things for children because I get a kick out of it.• Chick had picked the lock on the back door before we'd even got Proteus out of the car.• Can you imagine trying to get it out of the pot?• Now that we've got that out of the way, we can celebrate the book.• So I wanted to get the hell out of there.• Come get me out of this contraption.• Dominic used to get twenty minutes out of this kind of thing.From Longman Business Dictionaryget out phrasal verb1[intransitive] to stopinvesting in or making a particular product or performing a particular activity, usually because it is no longer making a profitInvestors can get out early if trouble arises. ofMost banks are now getting out of development finance.2[intransitive] to avoidmeeting the terms of a contract, agreement etc ofThe company hopes the move will let it get out of costly gas supply contracts.3[transitive]get something out to succeed in producing something and making it availableWe must get those letters out on time.IBM wanted to get out a system that the novice could use. →get→ See Verb table