Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get away”

See all translations

get away

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
B2 to leave or escape from a person or place, often when it is difficult to do this: We walked to the next beach to get away from the crowds. I'll get away from work as soon as I can.B2 to go somewhere to have a holiday, often because you need to rest: I just need to get away for a few days. We've decided to go to Scotland to get away from it all.get away (with you)! UK old-fashioned informal said when you do not believe or agree with what someone is saying: "Ralph painted that, you know." "Get away!"
More examples
(Definition of get away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get away” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More