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  • v. To move away (from).
  • v. To avoid capture; to escape (from).
  • v. To take a break from one's present circumstances; to journey (to), especially on holiday.
  • v. To start moving; to depart.
  • v. To slip from one's control.
  • interj. Expressing disbelief.
  • interj. Sarcastically express disbelief, often to indicate that another's statement was obvious.


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  • “Narrower so that Doctor Proctor and Juliette can get away and go to Rome and get married!”

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • And Mercedes Erra, of the Parisian advertising agency BETC, characterized the campaign as a paradoxically liberating RELATE strategy: “We wanted to get away from the image of the woman who is in control of everything.”

    Experiential Marketing

  • Wiring a plug, or starting a rented car, or understanding a new mobile phone, add years to me, bring out frustration and an almost frantic urge to get away and curl up on my own.

    The Empty Family

  • In France there has been entirely too much initiative displayed of late by the weaving industry, and a règlement has been promulgated by Colbert in 1666 to get away from this dangerous and disruptive tendency.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • If we stop now, maybe we can tell him you were helping me get away from Leo, but if we keep driving—


  • A check-raise, and he would win the pot; but Brunson might get away from the reraise, losing only a small portion of his chips.

    One of a Kind

  • “You folks going to let nigras shoot down a white man and get away with it?”

    City of Glory

  • He had promised to come right back so that we could go for a walk alone on the beach togetherto get away from the craziness and score some quality time, which would be nice, considering the fact that every girl here seemed to be flirting with him tonight.

    Paradise Lost

  • Master, Julia thought—only Barbara Eden in her bikini and groovy genie bottle could get away with that.

    Some Fun

  • This was bravura stuff, but when the disaffected Liberal W. E. Forster insisted that Gordon was in danger, it looked as if Gladstone would not get away with it.

    Three Empires on the Nile


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