What does getaway mean?

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ˈgɛt əˌweɪget·away

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  1. pickup, getawaynoun

    the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

    "his car has a lot of pickup"

  2. getaway, lamnoun

    a rapid escape (as by criminals)

    "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"


  1. getawaynoun

    A means of escape.

  2. getawaynoun

    The effecting of an escape.

  3. getawaynoun

    A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.

  4. getawayadjective

    Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.

    They'd been discussing their getaway plans for weeks.

  5. Etymology: From get + away.


  1. Getaway

    Getaway is Australia's longest-running travel television program. Debuting on 14 May 1992, it is broadcast on the Nine Network and TLC. Its main competitor was The Great Outdoors on the Seven Network until 2009. A New Zealand version of the program, with some local content, used to be broadcast on TV One and Prime TV. The first season only looked at only Australian resorts and locations, but by 1993 had expanded to look at overseas destinations.

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  1. waygate

  2. gateway

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of getaway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of getaway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of getaway in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Campos-Duffy:

    Joe Biden is giving up and going to the beach, the president has no events today and instead is in Delaware for a holiday getaway, while omicron spikes all across the country.

  2. Eric Bradley:

    We are English back to I don’t know when, but I know there is Jewish blood in the family, they might have worried they’d have to buy their way out of England. Maybe it was part of a getaway plan.

  3. Danielle Hale:

    Instead of looking for a getaway destination that's a little bit further away, they are looking for something that’s close to home.

  4. Francesco Tomba:

    There's no other getaway like this, these days I don't have any time to read and I'm really looking forward to having hours and hours of 'reading time'.

  5. Ralph Peters:

    There aren't little giveaways, it's the overall skill with which the attack was executed, and they didn't just go nuts and shoot wildly, as amateur jihadis do. They set out to kill specific people and never list focus. [ They ] even stayed cool during the getaway phase. These men had killed before.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
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