get (someone) out of (something)


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

Dictionary Entries Near get (someone) out of (something)

Cite this Entry

“Get (someone) out of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Challenging Standardized Test Words, Vol. 2

  • a pencil broken in half on top of a test answer sheet
  • The business’s new computer system proved not to be a panacea.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?