a getaway

Idiom Definition 1

"a getaway"

an escape - especially after having committed a crime


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Idiom Definition 2

"a getaway"

a short holiday


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Idiom Definition 3

"a getaway"

a place to escape to;

a holiday destination


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Idiom Scenario 1

Two managers are talking ...

Manager 1:  I thought you were in a meeting.

Manager 2:  I was but the meeting was not very productive and I have a lot of work to do.

Manager 1:  How did you manage to escape from the meeting?

Manager 2:  I waited until there was a short break for coffee and snacks and then I made a getaway.

Idiom Scenario 2

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  We've been working so hard lately. Let's take a weekend break and go away somewhere.

Friend 2:  Great idea! Where shall we go?

Friend 1:  I heard about this great getaway weekend at a spa.

Friend 2:  Sounds great. Let's go.

Idiom Scenario 3

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm thinking about taking a short vacation with the family, just for a couple of days. Do you know of any good places we could go?

Friend 2:  There are some really comfortable cabins up in the woods that I sometimes rent.

Friend 1:  They sound like a perfect getaway.

a getaway - Usage:


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a getaway - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the noun a getaway.

a getaway - Examples:

1)  The Muslim terrorists were given a copter for a getaway along with their Israeli wrestling team captives as I recall.

2)  Although the bankers drove the getaway car, the Congress masterminded the heist start to doleful conclusion.

3)  Here's a once-in-a lifetime weekend getaway featuring four distillery tours.

4)  Returning to grad school can be as tempting as a getaway to the Caribbean.

5)  He's the wheel-man for a getaway car.

6)  A recent weekend getaway to Miami with my wife gave me some time to ponder the concept of service.

7)  You might want to treat yourself to a relaxing "girls-only" getaway or yoga retreat.

8)  Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a wine connoisseur, looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Mount Vernon and the Skagit Valley have something for everyone.

9)  We ate here twice over our four day getaway.

10)  Lecter wheels Krendler to the kitchen and prepares to make his getaway, leaving Krendler to die and knowing that Clarice has called the FBI.

11)  A lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlights as a freelance getaway wheel-man.

12)  The New York Times recently featured New Haven in one of its 36-hour weekend getaway itineraries.

13)  This Caribbean getaway features everything you'd want in an American beach destination.

14)  After four failed getaway attempts into the basement, Barriault was apprehended early Monday evening by household penal authorities.

15)  The elder Gonzalez told investigators that he was the getaway driver and waited in the van while the others broke into the house.

16)  The five star Hotel Karel the Fifth in Utrecht looks ideal for a weekend getaway.

17)  It has been an annual getaway for the Noles since Braman took over the program.

18)  Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, we've got you covered with three local Country Inns.

19)   They had no getaway car.

20)  The blank look is because in his mind he is three steps ahead plotting his getaway.