Meaning of “get (sb/sth) out” in the English Dictionary

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"get (sb/sth) out" in British English

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get (sb/sth) out

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

C1 to (help someone or something to) escape from or leave a place:

I left the door open and the cat got out.
A team of commandos got the hostages out from the rebel base.

More examples

  • Rescuers managed to get all the residents out before the building collapsed.
  • The firemen were called to get the cat out put of the tree.
  • The prisoners got out through a hole in the fence.
  • Helicopters were used to get the troops out of the region.
  • The fire was so severe that no one got out alive.

(Definition of “get (sb/sth) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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