get away

get away
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "get away":
present tense I/you/we/they get away he/she/it gets away present participle getting away past tense got away past participle got away
1) to escape from a person or place

A police officer grabbed him, but he got away.

get away from:

The dog got away from me in the park.

2) to manage to leave a place, especially your work

He said he'd meet me for lunch if he could get away.

3) to go somewhere different from where you live in order to have a rest or a holiday
get away from it all:

On days like today, I just want to get away from it all.

4) [always in imperative] British spoken used for saying that you are very surprised by what someone has told you

English dictionary. 2014.

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