get away with murder

Definition of get away with murder

  1. :  to murder someone without being captured or punished a vicious killer who nearly got away with murder —usually used figuratively to describe someone who does something very bad or wrong without being criticized or punished The company had been getting away with murder for years before the scandal broke.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

murderplay
  1. :  the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought

    :  something very difficult or dangerous

    :  something outrageous or blameworthy

  1. :  to kill (a human being) unlawfully and with premeditated malice

    :  to slaughter wantonly :  slay

    :  to put an end to


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