get (someone) out of (something)

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Definition of get (someone) out of (something) 

1 : to cause or help (someone) to leave or escape from (a place) The firemen managed to get him out of the burning building alive.

2 : to help (someone) to avoid doing (something) My sister said she could get me out of going to the party if I really didn't want to go

3 : to cause (someone) to stop having (a habit) All the extra work I've been doing has gotten me out of the habit of exercising.

4 : to cause (someone or something) to stop being in or involved in (something) The company has decided to get itself out of the computer business. She got her money out of the stock market.

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