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get out

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
  • (LEAVE)

B1 to ​leave a ​closedvehicle, ​building, etc.: I'll get out when you ​stop at the ​trafficlights.

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  • (VISIT PLACES)

C1 to go out to different ​places, ​spendtime with ​people, and ​enjoy yourself: We don't get out much since we had the ​children.
  • (BECOME KNOWN)

If ​news or ​information gets out, ​peoplehear about it ​although someone is ​trying to ​keep it ​secret: I don't ​want it to get out that I'm ​leaving before I've had a ​chance to ​tell Anthony.

get out!

US informal (UK old-fashioned get away (with you)!) said when you do not ​believe or ​agree with what someone is saying: "Ralph ​painted that, you ​know." "Get out!"
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