get out

get out
1. [for someone or an animal] to depart to the outside or to escape. •

When did your dog get out and run away?

When did he get out of jail?

2. [for information or a secret] to become publicly known. •

We don't want the secret to get out.

The word soon got out that he had a prison record.

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{v. phr.} 1. Leave or depart. * /"Get out of here!" the teacher shouted angrily to the misbehaving student./ * /"Driver, I want to get out by the opera."/ 2. To publish; produce. * /Our press is getting out two new books on ecology./ 3. To escape; leak out. * /We must not let the news about this secret invention get out./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.


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  • get out of — ► get out of contrive to avoid or escape. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

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