get away from

idiom

1
: to go away from (a place)
I can't get away from the office till after five.
often used figuratively
The company is having problems because they've gotten away from the things they do best.
2
: to avoid being caught by (someone)
The robbers got away from the police in a fast car.
sometimes used figuratively
You can't get away from the facts.
There's no getting away from the facts.

Examples of get away from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there are those who still go camping to get away from it all. Harriet Baskas, NBC News, 16 June 2024 There is nothing quite like going to a concert and enjoying your favorite artists, except maybe the frustration and disappointment of paying for parking and waiting in traffic for an hour to get away from the packed venue. Joe Hindy, PCMAG, 15 May 2024 Brett wanted to get away from that and told Greg so. Alessandro Corona, The Enquirer, 9 May 2024 In 1992, Nicole filed for divorce, hoping to get away from her abusive husband, but the cycle of violence continued until her murder. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 26 May 2024 Jennifer Glad and her husband moved to Bozeman from Redondo Beach, Calif., in late 2020, drawn by the easy skiing access and good public schools for their children — but also by a desire to get away from California and its leftward political shift. Kellen Browning Louise Johns, New York Times, 26 May 2024 After the timeout Edwards made a play and knocked down a 3 and the the game was beginning to get away from the Mavericks. Steven Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 May 2024 We natural girls are trying to get away from perms and relaxing. Essence, 20 May 2024 Onlookers are encouraged to get away from city lights and head north for the best view. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 12 May 2024

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“Get away from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20away%20from. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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