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English definition of “getaway”

getaway

noun [C]     /ˈɡet.ə.weɪ/ /ˈɡet̬-/ informal
an occasion when someone leaves a place quickly , usually after committing a crime : The two masked men made their getaway in a stolen van . a getaway car → See also get awayRunning away and escaping
(Definition of getaway noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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