to get away

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - get away

"to get away"

to leave a particular location


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - get away

"to get away"

to leave or escape from a person or place


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - get away

"to get away"

to go somewhere to have a holiday


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get away

An old lady has caught some young boys playing in her rosebushes ...

Old Lady:  What are you boys doing in there?

Boy:  We lost our ball and we are looking for it.

Old Lady:  Well, this is private property so get away from there before you damage my roses.

Boy:  OK.  We're leaving.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get away

A wife has called her husband on the telephone ...

Wife:  Will you be home for dinner?

Husband:  I don't think I'll be able to get away from work on time.

Wife:  I'll leave your dinner in the oven.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - get away

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  You're looking exhausted lately.

Executive 2:  Thanks. I've been working really hard for a long time.

Executive 1:  Maybe you need to take a vacation.

Executive 2:  I don't know if I can take a vacation but I think I'll get away to the cabin this weekend.

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to get away - Gerund Form:

Getting away from a bad situation is wise.

Getting away from your normal routine is a great reason to take a vacation.

Getting away from the police is why criminals run.

to get away - Examples:

1)  It is a good thing for everyone who can possibly do so to get away at least once a year for a change of scene.

2)  When? Tonight. At ten if you can get away.

3)  A trip to the bathroom is often a subtle-yet-effective " get away from me " cue.

4)  The kids and Sue Ellen's mother go down the river to get away.

5)  It's a convenient way to get away from the police who are pursuing him.

6)  The next boom is alternative energy, getting away from our need on OPEC oil

7)  Good luck with the move, the job stuff, and getting away from the home situation.

8)  Getting away from your father's judgments about the issue should help.

9)  Greater Raleigh is an affordable escape, whether you are getting away for a weekend or even escaping during your downtime while here on business.

10)  I overcame my depression ONLY after moving out and getting away from the negativity at home.

11)  Get the facts before the other driver gets away.

12)  It usually gets away before I can stomp on it.

13)  In the ensuing dog-piling confusion, Zorro gets away cleanly.

14)  Unfortunately, Pro-Palestinianism often gets away from trying to break a status quo that restricts the human rights of Palestinians.

15)  The heroine then gets away from him by holding the statue hostage until he agrees to let her go.

16)  Indio informs his gang that they got away, and sends them after the escaped bounty hunters.

17)  Sadly time got away from me and I wasn't able to create most of them.

18)  You should've seen the one that got away.

19)  The person that caused the accident got away.

20)  Every time he tried to whip Lee, Lee got away.