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.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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