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get away

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
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 ​hiking in the ​mountains to get away from it all.get away (with you)! UK old-fashioned informal (US get out!) said when you do not ​believe or ​agree with what someone is saying: "Ralph ​painted that, you ​know." "Get away!"
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get away

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
to ​leave or ​escape: Wouldn’t it be ​nice to get away for a ​weekend?
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