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

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“Get away from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20away%20from. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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