getaway Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"getaway" in British English

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getawaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡet.ə.weɪ/ /ˈɡet̬-/ informal
an ​occasion when someone ​leaves a ​placequickly, usually after ​committing a ​crime: The two ​masked men madetheir getaway in a ​stolenvan. a getaway car
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"getaway" in American English

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getawaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡet̬·əˌweɪ/
an ​escape, esp. from a ​dangeroussituation: The men made ​their getaway in a ​carparkedoutside the ​bank. A getaway is also a ​place where you go for a ​vacation: a getaway in the Poconos
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