What does getaway mean?

Definitions for getaway
ˈgɛt əˌweɪget·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pickup, getaway(noun)

    the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

    "his car has a lot of pickup"

  2. getaway, lam(noun)

    a rapid escape (as by criminals)

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


  1. getaway(Noun)

    A means of escape.

    Etymology: From get + away.

  2. getaway(Noun)

    The effecting of an escape.

    Etymology: From get + away.

  3. getaway(Noun)

    A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.

    Etymology: From get + away.

  4. getaway(Adjective)

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

    They'd been discussing their getaway plans for weeks.

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nic Gulas:

    It was a random dude just ran up to the balloon, stuck a knife in it, and ran off. We had police close by because of another driver earlier, so they went over and arrested him and his getaway driver.

  4. Daniel Lau:

    Rooftopping is like a getaway from city life to me -- Hong Kong is such a fast-paced city with so much pressure and noise, when I'm on a rooftop, everything slows down, you don't hear anything but wind, all the rush from the ground became like slow-motion.

  5. 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'.

Images & Illustrations of getaway

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