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getaway

noun
     
Related topics: Crime
get‧a‧way [countable]
1SCC an 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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