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English definition of “get away”

get away

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US 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.Departing 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.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostels 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!"InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
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