get away

get away
to move away. (Often a command.) •

Get away! Don't bother me!

I tried to get away, but he wouldn't let me.

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{v.} 1. To get loose or get free; become free from being held or controlled; succeed in leaving; escape. * /As Jim was trying the bat, it got away from him and hit Tom./ * /Someone left the door open, and the puppy got away./ * /Mary tried to catch a butterfly, but it got away from her./ * /The bank robbers used a stolen car to get away./ * /If Mr. Graham can get away from his store this afternoon, he will take Johnny fishing./ 2. To begin; start. * /We got away early in the morning on the first day of our vacation./ * /The race got away to a fast start./ Compare: GET OFF(3), START IN, START OUT.

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