What does getaway mean?

Definitions for getaway
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. gateway

  2. waygate

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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. Watauga County Sheriff Office:

    Davis claimed to have acted only as their getaway driver, and that it was the other three men that entered the house that night.

  2. 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.

  3. Timothy Bono:

    A lavish vacation of several weeks will not necessarily bring more happiness than a quick getaway that lasts just a few days. In fact, it may actually bring more happiness in the long run to go on two short vacations, separated by several months, than one long one each year, you'd have two sets of experiences to look forward to and two sets of memories to look back on and relive for years to come.

  4. 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.

  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 small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
    • A. hodgepodge
    • B. brasserie
    • C. recital
    • D. flair

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